A Fresh Look at Your Farmers Market

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A Fresh Look at Your Farmers Market

We are proud to work with our partner farmers markets to build strong SNAP programs across Texas. Accepting SNAP at farmers markets increases farmers’ profits and all community members’ access to fresh, healthy local food.

 

Interested in accepting SNAP at your farmers market? Join us for an information session on Wednesday, April 24 at 5:30 PM Central. 

Register for the webinar on Zoom and prepare your questions. We can’t wait to see you there!

Our Farmers Market Specialists work with farmers markets across the state to increase the number of markets that accept the Lone Star Card/EBT and increase SNAP sales. Through partnering with community organizations, like GROW North Texas, we connect with people who receive SNAP benefits to provide information about their local farmers markets, share nutrition information, and work to alleviate barriers for them to access their farmers market. 

SNAP Facts:

(Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

  • In 2020, Texas gave $6 billion in SNAP payments
  • Only $188,000 was spent at farmers markets
  • Texas farmers markets rank 47th in SNAP sales nationwide

Based on these statistics, we have plenty of room to grow when reaching our community of SNAP users and boosting farmers market sales.

 

 

Let’s grow our Texas food system together!

Program Highlights

Check out our SNAP Fresh Look Partners…

For farmers market volunteers, staff, organizers, vendors…

  1. Let us know you’re interested. Complete the form below.
  2. We will contact you with more details and a MOU.
  3. Return signed MOU
  4. The SNAP Fresh Look Partnership begins!
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Here are the expectations of the farmers markets and TCLF in the partnership. The MOU thoroughly explains the partnership and will be provided upon request.

We are offering this opportunity to support you at no extra cost! TCLF can maximize your efforts and minimize the amount of time you put into accepting SNAP and increasing sales.


For SNAP recipients and farmers market shoppers…

 

Here is our featured recipe video

Video from our SNAP Fresh Look partner Grow Local South Texas! For this video and more, visit their Cook Local video page https://www.growlocalsouthtexas.org/cooking-videos.

 

Would you like more information about using SNAP at farmers markets? Contact us today!

This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — SNAP.

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