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Nutrition Incentives at Farmers’ Markets: Bringing Fresh, Healthy, Local Foods Within Reach

Based on visits and interviews, this report profiles pilot programs that match and expand Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP),1 Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children Farmers Market Nutrition Program (WIC FMNP), and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) dollars spent at farmers markets. The following seven programs are highlighted: Crossroads Farmers Market (Takoma Park, Maryland); Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s “Health Bucks” Program (New York City); Farmers Market Federation of New York’s Fresh Checks Program (Upstate New York); Central Square Farmers Market with The Food Project (Lynn, Massachusetts); Holyoke Farmers Market (Holyoke, MA); City of Boston farmers markets with The Food Project (Boston, Massachusetts); and City Heights Farmers Market (San Diego, CA).

Downloadable Documents
Rachel Winch
Page Numbers
Publication Date
December 01, 2008
Publication Type
Reports and Guides
California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, National, New York
Direct Marketing, Farmers Markets, Local / Regional Food Systems

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