Food Access & Impact2018-01-24T03:45:02+00:00

Food Access & Impact

State of Virginia’s Farmers Markets 2020

By Virginia Cooperative Extension Download this information in Adobe Acrobat Format (pdf) Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Fresh Match, and the Virginia Farmers Market Association partnered in the spring of 2020 to capture a snapshot of the current state of Virginia’s farmers markets. Agriculture is Virginia’s largest industry, and Virginia’s [...]

SNAP & Virginia Fresh Match Help Markets Serve Low Income Customers

Accepting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps) benefits at farmers markets can be a win-win situation for markets and vendors alike, as well as SNAP clients. In 2017, Virginians in every county in the Commonwealth were collectively issued more than $1 billion in SNAP benefits. [...]

Pandemic-EBT Use at SNAP Authorized Markets

Pandemic EBT Flyer Virginia Pandemic-EBT can be used at SNAP authorized markets and matched through the Virginia Fresh Match program. Please read this flyer carefully. If you are eligible, you will get a Virginia P-EBT Card in the mail, in the next 30 to 45 days. Use your card [...]

FeedVA Website to Help Combat Childhood Hunger, Strengthen Local Food Systems

Governor Northam Announces FeedVA Website to Help Combat Childhood Hunger, Strengthen Local Food Systems ~ Governor proclaims September 20, 2019 Feed Virginia Day of Action to promote statewide action against hunger ~ As the Commonwealth marks the third annual Feed Virginia Day of Action, Governor Ralph Northam and his [...]

HEALTH EQUITY COALITION TO INCREASE MARKET SHOPPERS

With the ultimate goal of increasing healthy food access and turning occasional farmers market shoppers into market regulars, VAFMA and partners have created a Health Equity Coalition intersecting health equity, healthy food access at farmers markets, and population. Participants include Virginia's health systems, insurance providers, the Virginia Departments of Health [...]

Positive Outcomes from Surry County’s Community Garden

Although this is a trial project, the impacts and positive outcomes have proven that this is a worthwhile effort for the Surry Community. It has allowed the residents to participate in workshops on building raised beds, soil health, planting fall crops, and composting. This has given the residents of Surry County the opportunity to learn skills needed for home gardening and assisting in beautifying our County Park.

Food Access & Impact

State of Virginia’s Farmers Markets 2020

By Virginia Cooperative Extension Download this information in Adobe Acrobat Format (pdf) Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Fresh Match, and the Virginia Farmers Market Association partnered in the spring of 2020 to capture a snapshot of the current state of Virginia’s farmers markets. Agriculture is Virginia’s largest industry, and Virginia’s [...]

SNAP & Virginia Fresh Match Help Markets Serve Low Income Customers

Accepting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps) benefits at farmers markets can be a win-win situation for markets and vendors alike, as well as SNAP clients. In 2017, Virginians in every county in the Commonwealth were collectively issued more than $1 billion in SNAP benefits. [...]

Pandemic-EBT Use at SNAP Authorized Markets

Pandemic EBT Flyer Virginia Pandemic-EBT can be used at SNAP authorized markets and matched through the Virginia Fresh Match program. Please read this flyer carefully. If you are eligible, you will get a Virginia P-EBT Card in the mail, in the next 30 to 45 days. Use your card [...]

FeedVA Website to Help Combat Childhood Hunger, Strengthen Local Food Systems

Governor Northam Announces FeedVA Website to Help Combat Childhood Hunger, Strengthen Local Food Systems ~ Governor proclaims September 20, 2019 Feed Virginia Day of Action to promote statewide action against hunger ~ As the Commonwealth marks the third annual Feed Virginia Day of Action, Governor Ralph Northam and his [...]

HEALTH EQUITY COALITION TO INCREASE MARKET SHOPPERS

With the ultimate goal of increasing healthy food access and turning occasional farmers market shoppers into market regulars, VAFMA and partners have created a Health Equity Coalition intersecting health equity, healthy food access at farmers markets, and population. Participants include Virginia's health systems, insurance providers, the Virginia Departments of Health [...]

Positive Outcomes from Surry County’s Community Garden

Although this is a trial project, the impacts and positive outcomes have proven that this is a worthwhile effort for the Surry Community. It has allowed the residents to participate in workshops on building raised beds, soil health, planting fall crops, and composting. This has given the residents of Surry County the opportunity to learn skills needed for home gardening and assisting in beautifying our County Park.

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