Farmers Market Managers: Come Gather September 11!
The Florida Farmers Market Crop Up is a free, day-long gathering of Florida farmers market managers at Mead Botanical Garden in Winter Park, FL on September 11. Hosted by the Fresh Access Bucks (FAB) Program, the Crop Up will offer opportunities for networking, peer learning, and SNAP education for farmers market managers with all levels of experience from across the state. Session topics will include branding and marketing, community engagement and inclusivity, financial sustainability, creative ways to enhance your market and support local farmers, and more. Breakfast and lunch will be provided and a limited amount of travel stipends are available. End the day with happy hour and a FAB farmers market tour at nearby Audubon Park Community Market.
About Fresh Access Bucks
Fresh Access Bucks makes fresh, local produce more affordable and accessible to low income families while supporting Florida’s farmers and enhancing our local economies. It does so by increasing the purchasing power of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants by providing a one-to-one match for Florida grown fruits and vegetables. A SNAP cardholder who spends $10 of their SNAP benefits at a participating market receives an additional $10 to purchase fresh, local produce.
Fresh Access Bucks:
Expands access to affordable, healthy foods
Increases fruit and vegetable consumption
Enhances local economies, market and farm viability
Helps strengthen community
Our Eat Local Florida guide is packed with information on the benefits of eating local!
The FAB Team
Katie Delaney – Fresh Access Bucks Co-Manager
Mary Hathaway – Fresh Access Bucks Co-Manager
Xanna Prentice – EBT Project Manager and SNAP Tech Support Coordinator
Rachel Reichenbach – FAB Regional Coordinator
SNAP Tech Support for Florida Farmers Markets
We are excited to offer SNAP Tech Support, a program that offers guidance, advice and resources for Florida farmers and farmers markets interested in accepting SNAP benefits (formally known as food stamps).
If you’re interested in growing your customer base, increasing your sales, expanding access to healthy foods, and strengthening your local community and farms, then accepting SNAP as a payment option might be right for you!
See the flier below for more details and learn how you can start accepting SNAP. Contact Xanna Prentice at (352) 377-6355 or email email@example.com for more information.
Funding for this project was provided by the Farmers Market SNAP Support Grant (FMSSG). Read more about the grant here!
We hope to increase the ability of Florida farmers and farmers markets to accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Learn more about this grant by visiting our blog.