Category Archives: Federal Benefits Program

2013 Farmers Market Map available

Trying to remember when your local farmers market will be open? Getting ready to use your federal nutrition benefits (FMNP-WIC, FMNP-Seniors, WIC-FVC or SNAP) at market and not sure which markets accept them? Now you can check & see! The … Continue reading

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List of Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Check Distribution Dates & Sites Now Available

The Farmers Market Nutrition (FMNP) program kicked off on June 1, with income-qualified Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and Seniors (60+) beginning to use their allotted checks to buy locally grown fresh fruit, vegetables, cut herbs, and honey from authorized farmers … Continue reading

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Farmers Market Nutrition Program Kicks Off 2013 Season on June 1

The Farmers Market Nutrition (FMNP) program kicks off on June 1 – with Saturday being the first date that farmers can accept the checks from the Maryland Department of Agriculture for locally grown fresh fruit, vegetables, cut herbs, and honey. … Continue reading

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USDA publishes information on EBT Equipment & Service Providers

In an effort to continue to increase access to SNAP through wireless technology at farmers markets, USDA has released an information sheet on EBT equipment and service providers.  It is a useful summary of services and a good compilation of … Continue reading

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USDA Expands Eligibility for Access to Wireless Technology to include Farmers

Last week, USDA announced that eligibility for funding granted to increase access to SNAP through wireless technology at farmers markets will be expanded to include farmers. Previously, the funding was only for farmers markets as a whole looking to implement … Continue reading

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FMNP – FVC Training in Wicomico County (4/25)

Training for farmers and market managers that will participate in the 2013 Maryland Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) and the Fruit & Vegetable Check Program (FVC) will be offered April 25 in Wicomico County. Here are details on the training: … Continue reading

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FMNP – FVC Training Webinar

Training for farmers and market managers that will participate in the 2013 Maryland Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) and the Fruit & Vegetable Check Program (FVC) will be offered April 24 via an online webinar. Here are details on the … Continue reading

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