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Market Programs

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 [...]

Food Insecurity in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Increasing Food Access Among SNAP Participants in the COVID-19 Pandemic By Meredith Ledlie Johnson, Virginia Family Nutrition Program The COVID-19 pandemic increased the number of Virginians who struggle to consistently acquire enough food to feed themselves and their families. It has been estimated that an additional 446,000 Virginians [...]

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. [...]

Virginia Fresh Match Mini-Grants

Dear Virginia Fresh Match partner, On behalf of Virginia Fresh Match (VFM), I'd like to invite you to apply for a mini-grant to support your outlet's nutrition incentive program during the COVID-19 crisis. In March and April, VFM held weekly calls with the network to discuss the new challenges everyone is facing to operating their [...]

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 [...]

Getting to Greener: How Markets Can Get to Plastic-Free

Clean Fairfax joined us for a webinar about reducing plastic use at farmers markets. "Getting to Greener: How Markets Can Get to Plastic-Free” is a very timely topic and one that has garnered a good bit of interest. Below you will find links to the webinar recording, the presentation [...]

Market Programs

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 [...]

Food Insecurity in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Increasing Food Access Among SNAP Participants in the COVID-19 Pandemic By Meredith Ledlie Johnson, Virginia Family Nutrition Program The COVID-19 pandemic increased the number of Virginians who struggle to consistently acquire enough food to feed themselves and their families. It has been estimated that an additional 446,000 Virginians [...]

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. [...]

Virginia Fresh Match Mini-Grants

Dear Virginia Fresh Match partner, On behalf of Virginia Fresh Match (VFM), I'd like to invite you to apply for a mini-grant to support your outlet's nutrition incentive program during the COVID-19 crisis. In March and April, VFM held weekly calls with the network to discuss the new challenges everyone is facing to operating their [...]

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 [...]

Getting to Greener: How Markets Can Get to Plastic-Free

Clean Fairfax joined us for a webinar about reducing plastic use at farmers markets. "Getting to Greener: How Markets Can Get to Plastic-Free” is a very timely topic and one that has garnered a good bit of interest. Below you will find links to the webinar recording, the presentation [...]

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