This publication is written in both English and Spanish and provides informational recipes specific to the various fruits and vegetables that can be found in New Mexico. The publication is aimed at informing the public of the nutritional benefits of buying local produce. In addition, this document contains information regarding nutritional assistance programs helpful farmers…Regional Farmers Market Feasibility Study
In Louisville, Kentucky, Market Ventures and Karp Resources completed a Regional Farmers Market Feasibility Study, in an effort to expand the local food economy of Louisville and its surrounding communities. The aim was to study the expected increase in sales of locally grown food in an urban setting like Louisville. In addition, this extensive study…USDA Investing in Growth of Farmers Markets
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), with its creation of the Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP), is helping to push farmers to grow more food that can be sold locally in farmers markets. By providing grants to local growers and farmers markets, the FMPP looks to help out small farmers, rather than big businesses. This…Innovative collaborations support low-income Minnesotans’ access to local farmers markets
In this case study, BlueCross BlueShield collaborated with the City of Minneapolis and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy to make users of SNAP aware that their EBT and Market Bucks could be used at the Midtown farmers market in Minneapolis. By matching SNAP benefits dollar-for-dollar (up to 5 dollars a day), this collaboration…Market Forces: Creating Jobs through Public Investment in Local and Regional Food Systems
Market Forces: Creating Jobs through Public Investment in Local and Regional Food Systems reviews recent research on these systems and their economic effects. The report, detailing economic benefits of Farmers Markets and other local food outlets, recommends the following policy changes: Increase funding for programs that support local and regional food systems. Raise the level of research on the…Let’s Move Cities and Towns — Toolkit for Local Officials
Let’s Move Cities and Towns — Toolkit for Local Officials is designed to help local officials in launching their own Let’s Move! campaign in their city, town or county. There are a variety of activities and resources provided in this toolkit. The Let’s Move! initiative invites you to explore the menu of options and decide…Real Food, Real Choice: Connecting SNAP Recipient with Farmers Markets
Real Food, Real Choice: Connecting SNAP Recipient with Farmers Markets is an in-depth study of the use of SNAP benefits at farmers markets. The report examines the issue from a variety of perspectives, including the capacity of farmers markets to operate programs to accept EBT (electronic benefits transfer) cards; the types of programs that markets…Terminals, Tokens, and Time, Oh My! Farmers Market SNAP Success: What Does It Take?
Terminals, Tokens, and Time, Oh My! – Farmers Market SNAP Success: What Does it Take presents a summary of research, recommendations, and a roadmap for expanding and sustaining SNAP in farmers markets. In addition to providing data on recent trends on SNAP use at farmers markets, the presentation highlights 15 profiles of states that have…How to Start a Farmers Market
How to Start a Farmers Market is a comprehensive guide for those interested in starting a farmers market in their community. It breaks down important topics to consider such as how to choose a market location, how to find farmers, how to arrange the vendor stalls, and how to create a budget. This guide also…Are Farmers Markets a SNAP?
Are Farmers Markets a SNAP is a powerpoint presentation describing how SNAP works in conjunction with farmers markets in Iowa. It also includes a general information that is applicable to anyone interested in how SNAP benefits can work at farmers markets. The resource outlines the Iowa model for EBT and then shifts the focus to…