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Farmers Markets Success Stories

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Power of Produce Club and SNAP-Ed

Dec 14, 2018

The Power of Produce (PoP) Club is a farmers market incentive program for children that originated at Oregon City Farmers Market in Oregon City, Oregon, in 2011. The program has been put into practice at thousands of farmers markets throughout the nation.

West Virginia Kids Coupons Program

Oct 26, 2018

The Kids Coupon program gives low income children of all ages $4 in farmers market tokens. These tokens are used to purchase fresh, local fruits and vegetables from a market. The produce is brought to their childcare center, school or community. Children and families participate in nutrition education and food sampling.

SC Plants the Seed

Oct 15, 2018

SC Plants the Seed brings together nutrition education, increasing access to fresh produce, USDA Summer Food Service Program, and literacy.

Farmers Market Nutrition Education

Jul 05, 2018

Through the Husky Nutrition Programs’ Farmers Market Education initiative, Registered Dietitians and UConn students promote the value of fresh produce. This is done by providing farmers market information and free nutrition education to Connecticut residents.

SNAP-Ed Partners with Libraries to Bring Local Produce into Underserved Communities

Apr 30, 2018

Public libraries are vibrant community institutions throughout the country. In recent years, libraries have gone from being a place for borrowing books and doing research to being spaces to use the internet, get help finding a job, and take advantage of many community resources. Now in South Carolina, libraries are also places to buy affordable, healthy foods!

Vegetable Tasting Activities

Apr 27, 2018

The Hispanic Health Council SNAP-Ed Program in Connecticut has been implementing vegetable tasting activities at a Mobile Market and at a Farmers Market serving low-income neighborhoods.

Farmers' Market Fresh

Mar 29, 2018

Farmers’ Market Fresh (FMF) is a social marketing campaign for limited-resource consumers at farmers’ markets. The primary goal of this program is to promote fruit and vegetable consumption through farmers’ markets that accept SNAP EBT.

Maine Harvest Bucks Promotion Project

Oct 17, 2017

Maine Harvest Bucks are nutrition incentives (funded through the USDA’s Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Program) that allow SNAP/EBT shoppers to receive bonus dollars towards the purchase of local fruits and vegetables for every SNAP dollar spent.

Kids Club at Rockland Farmers' Market

Oct 17, 2017

Maine SNAP-Ed teamed up with the market manager and local businesses to offer Kids Club, an interactive summer nutrition education program for youth. In 2016, 72 children participated in Kids Club, with the goal of increasing access to fruits and vegetables and encouraging interaction with local farmers—creating lifelong farmers’ market customers in Knox County.

Children’s Farmers Market Brings Fresh Produce to Kids

Aug 14, 2017

There are many families in San Luis Obispo County who lack adequate access to fresh fruits and vegetables. The Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County (SLO Food Bank) set out to help. SLO Food Bank started the “Children’s Farmers Market Program”. This program gives locally grown donated produce to children from low-income families.