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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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Annoucement of 2013 Wireless EBT Funds for Maryland Farmers Markets

The Department of Human Resources has announced the 2013 Request for Proposals (RFP) for the use of the funds allocated by USDA to increase the number of farmers markets that accept SNAP through wireless EBT. The guidelines for 2013 can … Continue reading

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SNAP Funding for 2013

As the end of the market season draws near, and we begin to contemplate next year’s season, we have received a bit of good news from USDA. The $4m in funding that was released in 2012 for wireless technology to … Continue reading

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Save the Date for the 2013 Maryland Farmers Market Conference

Save the Date for the 2013 Maryland Farmers Market Conference – one day of topics, speakers, and information for farmers market managers and producers. Date: February 28, 2013 Location: USDA Beltsville Agricultural Research Center Time: 8am – 5pm More details … Continue reading

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Eat Fresh letter to USDA: your sign-on requested!

Happy Farmers Market Week! Many of you have likely seen the recommendations that our colleagues at the Farmers Market Coalition recently submitted to the USDA Food and Nutrition Service regarding the recent allocation of $4 million for new EBT programs … Continue reading

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Reimbursement for Farmers Market SNAP Costs – Phase 1

As we have shared here before, USDA has provided an unprecedented opportunity for farmers markets to cover some of the costs associated with getting SNAP; specifically those costs that relate to wireless equipment and fees. MDA and DHR have finally … Continue reading

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Action Alert for TODAY & Latest on farmers markets in 2012 Farm Bill

The Farmers Market Coalition has posted recent summaries of the status of farmers market related programs in the current versions (House & Senate) of the 2012 Farm Bill. Read more here: Farmers markets get a mixed bag in House Draft … Continue reading

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Launch of SNAP at JFX a success

The press event on Sunday went well despite the sweltering heat, and many happily welcomed SNAP to the Baltimore Farmers Market & Bazaar. Here is some of the press coverage from the event: The Baltimore Sun: “JFX farmers’ market starts … Continue reading

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Baltimore Farmers Market & Bazaar (JFX) SNAP Press Conference postponed to July 8

Due to the storm and power outage last weekend the press event to launch SNAP benefits, Baltimore Bucks Incentives and debit card use at the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar has been rescheduled to this coming Sunday, July 8th at 9:00 … Continue reading

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