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MEMBER NEWSLETTER

October 2017 Edition

The Local FARMS Act of 2017 is Here

The Local FARMS Act was introduced earlier this month in a bipartisan effort to invest in the development of new market opportunities for family farmers by better connecting them with fellow community members and institutions, increasing the availability of and access to fresh, local food.


Free EBT Equipment: Apply Now

As many of you know, the Farmers Market Coalition (FMC), has partnered with the USDA Food and Nutrition Service over the past couple of years to offer free SNAP EBT payment processing equipment to eligible direct marketing farmers and farmers markets. Click here to apply, and visit FMC's website for more information, FAQs and other SNAP EBT equipment resources for farmers markets and farmers. 

New Member Welcome

We're thrilled to welcome the following organizations to the network:

Member Highlight

Produce Perks Video

In partnership with the Ohio Nutrition Incentive Network and with support from the Ohio Department of Health, Wholesome Wave has developed a promotional video for Ohio's Produce Perks Program. The video is currently being utilized in online platforms including partner websites and social media pages. Moving forward, Produce Perks is planning to use the video for paid media, specifically TV or internet.

MEMBER RESOURCES

Communications & Marketing

This section offers story gathering, photo collection, and marketing and outreach resources.

Fundraising

For case studies, grant funding guides, and other resources on funding your incentive program, view our fundraising resources.

Data Collection & Evaluation

Visit this section for access to consumer surveys and instructions on how to use the WW Data Portal.

Policy & Advocacy

For our Advocacy Toolkit and more information on the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Folder, visit our Policy section.