Category: SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

Design for Outdoor Markets in U.S.

Customer base | Management and Operations | Market Start-up and Development | Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events | SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

Presentation for PA Farm Markets Lunch and Learn series given by Dar Wolnik

Published November 21, 2023 Publisher Website Download Resource Presentation

2023 Report on EBT Technology at Farmers Markets

SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

Farmers Market Coalition (FMC), the national farmers market association, is proud to share its latest brief detailing findings gleaned from a study of EBT technology used among farmers markets across the United States. FMC’s 2023 Report on EBT Technology at Farmers Markets is a snapshot of the costs and challenges involved in offering EBT technology at farmers markets, including top concerns among market operators who participated in the survey. Twenty years after the nationwide switch to EBT for SNAP, as farmers market operators and lawmakers grapple with new technologies, this data reflects a bird’s-eye view of the state of EBT technology in the farmers market sector.

The report is the result of a national survey led by FMC, and was authored by Lindsay Way (Way Consulting LLC) and Amanda Maria Edmonds (AM Edmonds LLC), who contributed to the analysis and report generation. Two hundred and thirty market organizations, representing 530 market locations submitted responses. This sample size represents 17% of all SNAP-authorized market sites nationwide.

Published October 12, 2023 Publisher Website Download Resource Report

Introducing SNAP-EBT Electronic Incentives with MarketLink & Novo Dia Group

SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

Check out this webinar to see what NAFMNP’s MarketLink and Novo Dia Group have built for electronic incentives – the TotilPay Incentive Management System (TIMS). This solution provides an administrative portal for issuance and works with a digital wallet for the redemption of electronic benefits by participants. This webinar will provide a walkthrough of the system, as well as a demo of how an electronic incentive benefit transaction will work.

Published May 05, 2022 Publisher Website Download Resource Webinar

SNAP 101: Best Practices for EBT & Nutrition Incentives

FMC | SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs | Webinars

Thinking about getting your farm or market SNAP authorized? We’ve got you covered. Join FMC’s team for a brief overview on authorization and overall market preparations.

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Published April 28, 2022

State Funding through the Legislature for Farm Direct Nutrition Incentives

SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

The Farmers Market Coalition is proud to present our third practitioner paper. Written by Molly Notarianni of Oregon’s Farmers Market Fund and Elizabeth Borst of Virginia Fresh Match, this paper addresses the topic of state funding through the legislature for nutrition incentives. Acknowledging that GusNIP funding has provided a pathway for projects to grow, the authors argue from their own experience that seeking funding appropriations through their state legislatures may be a way for some organizations to mitigate the needs of state-wide networks as they rapidly scale. This Paper tells the stories of two such campaigns in Virginia and Oregon, and shares strategies developed through their processes. The authors’ goal is to help other nutrition incentive practitioners determine whether seeking state funding is the right choice for them at this time, and to orient practitioners toward the kinds of partnerships and information they will need to pursue in order to be ready.

Published January 07, 2022 Publisher Website Download Resource Publication

Michigan Application for No-Cost EBT Equipment

SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

This form allows Michigan Markets to apply for free EBT equipment through MIFMA

Published October 05, 2021 Download Resource Form

Get Me To The Farmers Market

SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

This pamphlet is an example of a partnership to support incentives use at farmers markets. It shows the best transportation routes from several Arizona WIC and SNAP offices to their nearest farmers markets.

Published October 05, 2021 Download Resource Template

Vendor Tracking Sheet Template

SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

This printable sheet from Growing Hope’s Ypsilanti Farmers Markets is for vendors to record their daily sales by currency before turning in the tokens they’ve received to the market team, who also counts them.

Published October 05, 2021 Download Resource Template

Token Guidelines

Market Signage | SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

This simple, at-a-glance chart from Growing Hope’s Ypsilanti Farmers Markets shows vendors what products can be bought with what tokens, coupons, or other currencies. Each vendor has a laminated copy for quick reference to have at their booth.

Published October 05, 2021 Template

Costs to Administer Food Assistance

SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

This first part of this case study conducted by Growing Hope among four markets it managed examined the true costs of running food assistance programs, and can inform budgeting, fundraising, and advocacy that other markets may do to support the essential administrative costs of running nutrition incentive and other food assistance programs. Later sections explore the feasibility of a consistent SNAP currency across multiple markets.

Published October 04, 2021 Report