Category: SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

EBT and Nutrition Outreach: Practical Advice from Successful Programs

SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

September 16, 2009. Eastern. Diane Eggert, Farmers’ Market Federation of New York; and Mike Hurwitz & Alexis Stevens, New York City Greenmarket Farmers Markets.

 

Published December 08, 2013 Download Resource Presentationvideo

Nutrition Assistance in Farmers Markets: Understanding Current Operations

SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

The United States Department of Agriculture is seeking innovative ways to increase Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants’ access to fresh produce by increasing the number of farmers markets and direct marketing farmers authorized to accept SNAP benefits. This study describes how farmers markets and direct marketing farmers operate and their perceived benefits and barriers to accepting SNAP.

Published December 01, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource Report

Hot Peppers and Parking Lot Peaches

SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

Issued by the Community Food Security Coalition, this report examines barriers associated with fruit and vegetable consumption in low-income communities. Some of the challenges and opportunities of serving these types of communities include transportation, policy, and the advent of EBT machines at market.

Published December 01, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource Report

State Implementation of the New WIC Produce Package

SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

This report provides an overview of the current status of the WIC Package Rule and the issue of states authorizing farmers as vendors for the new cash value vouchers for fruits and vegetables. Included are case examples collected from 36 states regarding their decision to authorize or not authorize farmers as vendors for the new cash value fruit and vegetable vouchers.

Published December 01, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource

6050W and Farmers Markets Electronic Payment Reporting Requirements

Public Policies | SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs | Vendor Fees and Market Finances

A webinar hosted by FMC and the Michigan Farmers Market Association in October of 2011.The presentation explains the background of IRS 6050W and what electronic payment reporting requirements can mean for your farmers market. Presenters include Amanda Segar of the Michigan Farmers Market Association, Erin McQuire, Legislative Assistant for U.S. Representative Chellie Pingree, and Stacy Miller of the Farmers Market Coalition. Best practices for scrip recordkeeping are highlighted. If unsure about your reporting obligations, please consult with a professional tax advisor.

Published November 11, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource Presentation

Findings and Reflections from Listening Sessions of Oregon’s Healthy Eating and Farmers Markets Project

Evaluation | Public Policies | SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

Using a social determinants of health framework, this research from the Oregon Public Health Institute included farmers market tours, listening sessions and focus groups  to understand perceptions about product variety, price, quality, and understanding of food assistance programs among low-income and minority residents in Multnomah County.  The report includes participant quotes.

Published November 10, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource

EBT/SNAP/Debit Accounting

Management and Operations | SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs | Vendor Fees and Market Finances

This page includes information on managing accounting systems for EBT and Debit, with templates for a Market Day EBT/Debit Transaction report, Market Day Transaction Report Summary, and Master Token Reserve Form.

Published November 08, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource FormMarket Policy

Food Stamps and Farmers, It’s a Win-Win. Farmers’ Toolkit for Accepting Electronic Food Stamps

Farm Business and Marketing | SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

This toolkit provides information and resources for farmers and farmers markets to accept EBT benefits. It provides information specific to Maine, but can be very helpful as an overall guide for anyone looking for resources to accept EBT benefits.

Published November 04, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource Topical guides

Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT)

SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

Information about EBT from the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service.

Published November 03, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource

WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program

SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

A link to USDA Food and Nutrition Service’s webpage for the WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program including information about regulations, a factsheet, state agency contacts, and grant levels.

Published November 02, 2013 Download Resource