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The Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP) is designed to increase fruit and vegetable purchases and intake among consumers with a low-income, reduce food insecurity, decrease healthcare utilization and cost, and contribute to local economies. Year 2 program evaluation findings include positive economic and nutrition-related outcomes.
From Growing Hope, this Ypsilanti Farmers Market evaluation plan is an example of how to lay out all of the data collection and evaluation tools that you will use during a market season.
Quick Tips on some sections of the FMPP grant
Analysis of the level of comfort among farmers market operators for data collection
In 2020, FMC piloted an annual report to highlight farmers market adaptations and trends in the era of COVID-19. These types of reports can be used to demonstrate a market’s flexibility and highlight its successes stemming from market innovations or other changes implemented by an organization in response to COVID to funders and other stakeholders.
This infographic-style report is modeled after the reporting design embedded in our Farmers Market Metrics software. Learn more about our Metrics program here.
The markets featured in this pilot include Metuchen Farmers Market in Metuchen, NJ, Columbia Farmers Market in Columbia, MO, and The Market at Pepper Place in Birmingham, AL. Please click on the images below to download**:
**Please credit the market(s) named and FMC for any images used.
When designed effectively, supported by knowledge and an
understanding of the food-environment concept, government
policy and fiscal measures can positively influence what food
is available to consumers and lead to healthier dietary choices.
The food-environment concept, for example, has been crucial
to understanding and tackling food insecurity and food apartheid, as
described in this chapter.
On overview of the challenges of fundraising during Covid-19, successful approaches, and lessons learned.
Find relevant collection and reporting resources for FMC’s Farmers Market Metrics program