Tennessee Contacts

Tennessee Association of Farmers Markets (TAFM)

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SNAP Info & Contacts

Program name/EBT Card Name: SNAP/Benefit Security Card
Current contractor: Fidelity Information Services, LLC (FIS)


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Tennessee Ag Department

Tennessee Department of Agriculture 



WIC & Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program 

John J. Dreyzehner, Commissioner

Email: john.Dreyzehner@TN.gov


Peggy Lewis, Director

Phone: (615) 741-0227

Fax: (615) 532-7189

VOC Contact: 1-800-342-5942 (1-800-DIAL-WIC)

Email: margaret.t.lewis@state.tn.us

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Tennessee News/Case Studies

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2018 PickTNConference 2/15-17

Allie Vrtachnik February 15, 2018

The PickTN Conference is to hosted in Chattanooga, an opportunity to grow your business and attend educational sessions, a tradeshow and network with Tennessee producers. For more information, check out the conference website. Read More

Market Square Farmers Market is Nourishing Knoxville

Allie Vrtachnik August 16, 2017

Market Square in Knoxville, Tennessee was created in 1854 when William Swan and Joseph Mabry donated land to the city with the hopes of a “curb market for farmers forever”. Within a decade of this land endowment, the market became a huge draw and two rows of buildings framed what is now modern-day Market Square.… Read More

USDA Farmers Market, Local and Regional Food Systems Grants Announced

Hannah Fuller October 2, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced this week that it has awarded $27 million in grant funding through the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program (FMLFPP) and $9.3 million in grant funding through the new Regional Food System Partnerships (RFSP) grant program. The grants fall under the Local Agricultural… Read More

Tennessee Resources

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UT Extension Publications

Allie Vrtachnik February 15, 2018

Archived on the UT’s Extension Publication’s page is a list of pdf formatted documents, ranging from topics such as: Meat Product Labeling Guidance for Direct Farm Marketers several “ECommerce for Direct Marketers” publications Food Safety Best Practices for Farmers Markets …and many more. Take advantage of these UT Extension publication resources.   Read More

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UTIA Farmers Market Resources

Allie Vrtachnik February 15, 2018

The University of Tennessee’s Institute of Agriculture offers  farmers market resources in the form on their farmers market bootcamp presentations. The videos are archived by year, and they cover a vast area of topics. Learn more on the UTIA farmers market page presentation page. Read More