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Starting and Strengthening Farmers Markets in Pennsylvania

Simply put, this guide is for people who want to start a farmers’ market or strengthen an existing market. The manager or volunteer president of a seasonal, open-air farmers’ market will find it most helpful. However, seasonal farmers’ markets are only one way to go; so this guide includes information that can be useful to […]

Free SNAP EBT Equipment Program

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has partnered with the Farmers Market Coalition (FMC) to provide eligible farmers markets and direct marketing farmers with free electronic benefit transfer (EBT) equipment necessary to process Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Click here to download and learn more.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

SNAP offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. SNAP is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net. The Food and Nutrition Service works with State agencies, nutrition educators, and neighborhood and faith-based organizations to ensure that those eligible for nutrition assistance can make […]

USDA Ag Marketing Service

Farmers markets are an integral part of the urban/farm linkage and have continued to rise in popularity, mostly due to the growing consumer interest in obtaining fresh products directly from the farm. Farmers markets allow consumers to have access to locally grown, farm fresh produce, enables farmers the opportunity to develop a personal relationship with […]

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