Category: SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

Utah Farmers Market SNAP Toolkit

SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

Farmers markets are critical in increasing access to healthy, local foods. One important way that farmers markets do this is by participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which helps families stretch their food dollars. This toolkit outlines how farmers markets can implement a SNAP program, and help combat food insecurity in their communities.


Published May 15, 2020 Publisher Website Download Resource Publication

SNAP: COVID-19 Waivers by State

COVID-19 | Emergency Response | SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs | State/Local Guidelines

On April 10, 2020, USDA issued a letter denying several types of waivers requested by state SNAP agencies that do not meet requirements for approval.  FNS is working to add those requests to the individual state pages listed in the link below.


Published May 12, 2020 Publisher Website Download Resource Online DatabaseState & Local Policy

Nutrition Incentive Hub: COVID-19 Nutrition Incentives Response

COVID-19 | Emergency Response | SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

This resource is intended to be a working document, comprised of practitioner perspectives and ideas. The attached information is not intended to be a formal endorsement of any practice. If you would like to provide input, email Abigail Warren at


  • Areas for Adaptation
  • Opportunities & Resources


Published May 11, 2020 Publisher Website Download Resource Other

MIFMA: How to Clean SNAP Tokens

COVID-19 | Emergency Response | Market Guidelines/Toolkits | SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

How to Clean SNAP Tokens

Hard surfaces can harbor bacteria and germs. Attached are some steps you can take to improve the cleanliness of your market’s tokens and protect the safety of your market’s customers, vendors, and staff.


  1. How to Clean Metal or Plastic Tokens
  2. How to Clean Wooden Tokens
Published May 07, 2020 Publisher Website Download Resource Market Policy

The Big Picture of SNAP/EBT Processing and Technology

FMC | SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs | Webinars

PresenterPeter Relich

Join FMC to learn more about the world of federal and state level EBT processing and technology. Expert Peter Relich will share a short history of the development of EBT, then walk through how EBT transaction processing works within FNS, at the state agencies, and for processors. The webinar will also include information on state SNAP contracts and how to collaborate with your state agency. With examples specific to farmers markets and other farm direct outlets, attendees will learn where to go when questions arise with their contract, processor, or grant.

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Published April 08, 2020 Download Resource Webinar

Fresh Link Ambassador Program Webinar

SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

The webinar described the components of the FreshLink Ambassador Program model.

Published March 06, 2019 Publisher Website Download Resource Webinar

FMPP Case Study: Columbia Farmers Market, MO

FMPP/LFPP | Funding and Grants | 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.

Published February 06, 2019 Download Resource Report

FMPP Case Study: Farmers

FMPP/LFPP | Funding and Grants | SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

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.

Published February 06, 2019 Publisher Website Download Resource Report

One Size Doesn’t Fit All: SNAP/EBT Programs at 4 NC Farmers Markets

SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

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
farmers markets.

Published October 19, 2018 Publisher Website Download Resource