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Category: SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs
Case study of the 2009 FMPP project of the Columbia Farmers Market in Missouri. Within just three months of implementing FMPP-supported radio advertising, the Columbia Farmers Market more than quadrupled the amount of SNAP benefits going directly to local farmers in and around Boone County in 2009.
Case study of the 2011 FMPP project of the George Washington Regional Commission that used a network of farmers markets to
expand EBT access and increase income for 65 farmers.
These case studies from four North Carolina farmers markets with
existing SNAP/EBT program provide market managers with realistic
examples of how SNAP/EBT programs look at different types of
Grow NYC developed several templates for multilingual SNAP/EBT postcards. Templates are available for download at the link below:
This booklet is the result of asking the question, “What can we do to increase sales and attendance at our market?”, reports the results from using our market as a “living lab” to systematically test ideas to answer this question.
This guide is for farmers market organizers, public health professionals, and food justice advocates who want to learn how farmers markets can accept SNAP/EBT benefits. The guide includes an overview of SNAP/EBT in North Carolina and how to implement a successful SNAP/EBT program at farmers markets. The guide also describes farmers market nutrition incentive programs and how farmers markets can implement their own incentive program. Download the guide here.
As a companion to the Guide’s section on record-keeping, RAFI is also offering a new tool, the Guide to Excel for Farmers Market SNAP/EBT Programs. This downloadable Excel workbook contains instructions, tips, templates for SNAP/EBT record-keeping in Excel 2013; we hope to offer a guide for additional versions of Excel and Google Sheets in the future. Download the Excel guide here.
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.
This Q&A accompanies Michigan State University’s Economics of Healthy Food Incentives at Michigan Farmers Markets report.
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.
Guidelines and Procedures for Rhode Island SFMNP Farmers