Category: Evaluation

Boulder County Focus Group SNAP Market Shopper Findings

Evaluation

In 2016, Boulder County Public Health conducted focus groups and key-informant interviews with Boulder County residents receiving SNAP benefits to assess the knowledge, barriers and resources needed to encourage SNAP recipients to shop at farmers markets for fresh fruits and vegetables.

Published October 24, 2016 Publisher Website Download Resource Report

Boulder County Focus Group Guide for SNAP market shoppers

Evaluation

In 2016, Boulder County Public Health conducted focus groups and key-informant interviews with Boulder County residents receiving SNAP benefits to assess the knowledge, barriers and resources needed to encourage SNAP recipients to shop at farmers markets for fresh fruits and vegetables.

Published October 24, 2016 Publisher Website Download Resource Topical guides

SNAP at the market: Focus Group Findings

Customer base

Report from the Greater Rochester Farmers Market SNAP Collaborative on the findings of their 2016 focus group. The focus group of farmers market SNAP shoppers was convened to 1) better understand the current perceptions and behaviors of SNAP participants relating to using SNAP at the participating farmers markets and 2) to identify salient messages and mediums for an effective marketing campaign to increase SNAP utilization at farmers markets.

Published October 24, 2016 Download Resource Publication

Focus Group Discussion Guide-SNAP market shoppers

Evaluation

Template for conducting focus groups on shopping patterns of SNAP participants who are current market customers.

Published October 24, 2016 Publisher Website Download Resource Topical guides

Using Excel for Analyzing Survey Questionnaires

Evaluation | Management and Operations

This guide walks the reader through five steps to analyze survey results, including the creation of an Excel database and the coding, entering, cleaning, and analysis of data. While written for Microsoft Excel 2002, many of the tips are appropriate for more recent versions of Excel or other comparable spreadsheet programs.

 

Published September 18, 2015 Publisher Website Download Resource PublicationSurvey

West Central Minnesota Farmers Market Pricing Study

Pricing

University of Minnesota Extension and the University of Minnesota Morris’ Center for Small Towns collected price data for nine popular vegetables at seven farmers markets in West Central Minnesota, as well as six mainline grocery stores and two natural food stores during peak growing season in July and August of 2014.

The market basket consisted of one pound each of nine vegetables. The average farmers market price for cucumbers, green peppers, onions, string beans, summer squash and sweet corn was less than the average grocery store price per pound, although only the difference between summer squash and zucchini were statistically significant.

The average grocery store price was less than the average farmers market price for cabbage and tomatoes, with cabbage having the highest difference.

Published August 19, 2015 Download Resource

Market voucher program

Customer base

Application, survey and outreach materials for voucher program to benefit low-income shoppers. Working in conjunction with two area schools, 40 participants were identified to receive $80 in market vouchers, redeemable for market tokens. Documents available at Dropbox link. Grant proposal attached to this main submission.

Published July 02, 2015 Download Resource Form

SNAP/SNAP Match Brochure

Customer base

A brochure listing SNAP-authorized and SNAP match markets in the Portland, Oregon metro area. Available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian.

Published July 01, 2015 Download Resource Promotional Material

Fostering Community Benefits: How Food Access Nonprofits and Hospitals Can Work Together to Promote Wellness

Customer base

The report, released by The Food Trust, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit committed to food access issues, outlines how nonprofit hospitals can partner with food access nonprofits to use farmers markets as a way to promote health and wellness within the local community

Published June 22, 2015 Publisher Website Download Resource Report

Trends in U.S. Local and Regional Food Systems: A Report to Congress

Evaluation

by Sarah A. Low, Aaron Adalja, Elizabeth Beaulieu, Nigel Key, Stephen Martinez, Alex Melton, Agnes Perez, Katherine Ralston, Hayden Stewart, Shellye Suttles, Stephen Vogel, and Becca B.R. Jablonski

Administrative Publication No. (AP-068) 89 pp, January 2015

Cover image for ERS report "Trends in U.S. Local and Regional Food Systems: A Report to Congress" (AP-068) This USDA report provides an overview of local and regional food systems across several dimensions. It details the latest economic information on local food producers, consumers, and policy, relying on findings from several national surveys and a synthesis of recent literature to assess the current size of and recent trends in local and regional food systems.

You can download the pdf here (or through the link below), or access it and more info on the USDA website: http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/ap-administrative-publication/ap-068.aspx

Published February 02, 2015 Publisher Website Download Resource Report