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Category: SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs
This handbook is a how-to guide for accepting SNAP benefits at farmers markets. Topics include the whys and hows of integrating SNAP into farmers markets, including how to apply to become a retailer and how to use scrip projects to accept SNAP benefits at farmers markets.
USDA Food and Nutrition Service’s website offering advice for farmers markets to attract SNAP participants.
The information and materials in this toolkit will help you share information about SNAP benefits with those who are eligible but not participating and help you let potential partners, government officials, and the public know how SNAP participation helps the local economy and addresses the national health problem of obesity.
Market Umbrella’s guidance on using Token Systems as market currency for EBT and Debit/Credit transactions at the farmers market.
This handbook addresses the steps needed to set up SNAP and provides a comprehensive description of the elements necessary to make it successful. It includes case studies of farmers markets from across the US that successfully operate SNAP projects, and provides additional resources, such as record-keeping templates and a sample customer survey.
This article covers many of the FAQs regarding getting started and maintaining a farmers market SNAP program.
As a community impact project, a Portland Business Alliance Leadership Portland team developed the food assistance matching program for SNAP recipients known as Fresh Exchange, which launched at PFM’s Buckman market in 2010. The team compiled a toolkit guide in order to help others launch and sustain SNAP incentive programs at their markets.
A great workbook model for tracking EBT and other electronic transactions.
This infographic gives a visual run down of how SNAP EBT is being used at farmers markets and the common process that shoppers go through with each different set up.
- Central terminal wireless program using tokens
- Central terminal wireless program using paper chits
- Farmer Operated EBT wireless program
This brief report offers a review of brief survey of examples and insights for improving and sustaining the Philly Food Bucks program, based upon the experiences of farmers market
SNAP incentive programs in the following cities: New York City, Boston, New Orleans, San Diego, and Portland, Oregon.