Category: SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

Farmers Market and Faith Community Partnerships: A Guide for Market Managers

Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events | SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

The Farmers Market and Faith Community Partnership Guide is a first edition publication from Rural Advancement Foundation International. The Guide lays out how farmers market managers can identify, reach out to, and build partnerships with local faith communities that will strengthen the market’s outreach, awareness, and accessibility. The Guide includes case studies from farmers markets with existing faith community partnerships as well as resources and templates farmers market managers can use. As this is the first edition, we recognize we didn’t capture everything. If you have comments about how to improve this resource, please contact RAFI.

Published January 30, 2018 Publisher Website Download Resource Publication

Q&A—Healthy Food Incentives at Michigan Farmers Markets

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This Q&A accompanies Michigan State University’s Economics of Healthy Food Incentives at Michigan Farmers Markets report.

Published August 07, 2017 Download Resource Publication

Economics of Healthy Food Incentives at Michigan Farmers Markets

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This study, conducted by Michigan State University in partnership with the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service and Fair Food Network, found that offering SNAP and Double Up at markets resulted in positive and distinct increases to direct agricultural sales beyond the value of the benefits themselves. It also reveals data-driven insights into SNAP families’ shopping behaviors when incentives are in place.

Published August 07, 2017 Download Resource Research Reports

Guidelines and Procedures for Rhode Island SFMNP Farmers

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Guidelines and Procedures for Rhode Island SFMNP Farmers

Published July 12, 2017 Publisher Website Download Resource State & Local PolicyTopical guides

WIC Farmers’ Market Training

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WIC Farmers’ Market Training Powerpoint

Published July 12, 2017 Publisher Website Download Resource Topical guides

Alabama Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Application

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Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Application for Alabama

Published July 12, 2017 Publisher Website Download Resource Form

Tips for Shopping on a Budget at the Farmers Market—New Mexico

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This guide offers tips and advice to New Mexico families who want to get the most out of their food budget at the farmers market.

Published June 14, 2017 Download Resource Promotional Material

Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Grant Program (FINI) 2015 Program Results

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The Agricultural Act of 2014 created a new competitive grant program to test the idea that providing incentives to SNAP program participants to buy fruits and vegetables could increase the consumption of produce and improve dietary health. e rst Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive grants were made in the Spring 2015, and this report summarizes the results of the medium and large size projects at both farmers markets and grocery stores.

Published April 25, 2017 Download Resource Research Reports

Prescription for Health Programs in Michigan

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This report provides an overview of the Prescription for Health style programs currently or previously operating in Michigan. Prescription for Health style programs support healthy behavior change for individuals and families through partnerships with healthcare and other providers who focus on supporting healthy eating (farmers and farmers markets) and/or community partners who provide opportunities for increased physical activity. Programs are commonly aimed at improving health outcomes for low-income patients with diet-related diseases. Not all Michigan programs are referred to as Prescription for Health, as you will see by the different program names throughout this publication. The survey included questions about program longevity, motivation for starting and maintaining the program, funding, partnerships, process, promotion, and evaluation.

Read the report here.

Published April 13, 2017 Publication

Implementing Nutrition Education Activities in Farmers Markets

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This toolkit is intended to provide inspiration and guidance for Nutrition Educators interested in integrating a focus on locally grown food and farmers markets into the approved SNAP-Ed curricula. The lessons and resources provided have been successfully implemented by Nutrition Educators in the field. We encourage you to take advantage of the toolkit as a resource for establishing or building on relationships with local farmers markets, and as a means of introducing class participants to the idea of shopping for foods that are grown or produced locally.

 

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Nutrition Education at Farmers Markets

Published March 20, 2017 Download Resource Publication