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Success Stories

Read the following stories to learn how different farmers’ markets and their partners are reaching underserved populations.

Cleveland County: Outreach Efforts Connect Low-Income Residents with Fresh Produce at a Farmers’ Market (2017)
Durham County: Farmers’ Market Double Bucks Program Increases Access to Fresh Produce (2017)
Onslow County: EFNEP Provide Farmers’ Market Tours for Military Families (2016)
Union County: EFNEP Opens Door to Farmers’ Market for Low-Income Participants (2016)

Resources

Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP): Sales and SNAP/EBT Resources Connect2Direct: Learning Community Case Studies (2016)
The Food Trust: Encouraging SNAP Participation at Farmers’ Markets: A Guide Prepared for the North Carolina Division of Public Health (2014) Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP): Farmers’ Markets Tours: A Guide for Nutrition Educators (2016)
A Guide to SNAP/EBT at Farmers’ Markets in North Carolina: Steps, Best Practices and Resources (2013) National Farmers’ Market Week Toolkit
North Carolina Fruit and Vegetable Outlet Inventory (2012-2017) Quick Reference Handbook for Accepting SNAP/EBT, Debit and/or Credit Cards at Your NC Farmers' Market (2015)
Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA (RAFI): Guide to SNAP/EBT for NC Farmers Markets: Steps, Best Practices, and Resources (2018, 2nd edition)

 

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