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6. Increase access for families to healthy, affordable, locally grown food
Make farmers markets more accessible to SNAP recipients

2010 Baseline

8 farmers markets accepted Electronic Benefit Transfers

Progress Made

16 farmers markets accept Electronic Benefit Transfers

2017 Benchmark

20 farmers markets will accept Electronic Benefit Transfers

 

Action Steps:

    Very-Basic-Checkmark-icon     Currently offering mini-grant incentives to encourage more produce purchases.

    Very-Basic-Checkmark-icon     Increase Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participation at farmers markets to

              outweigh cost to market managers to run Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) transactions.

    Very-Basic-Checkmark-icon     Connect low income residents with healthy, local food.

 

Best Practices:

    Very-Basic-Checkmark-icon     Markets conducting outreach to get Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients to market.

 

Contact:

     arrow-right-c  Tammy Howard - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

           Ag and Farmers Market Specialist, National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT)

     arrow-right-c  Bonnie Buckingham - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

           Executive Director, Community Food and Agriculture Coalition (CFAC)

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