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. [...]
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 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 [...]
01/28/2015 by Meredith Ledlie Johnson Train your vendors on how to accept SNAP! It's important — they can help market the idea by telling their customers about the program! Blacksburg and Salem Farmers Market have shared their training info—check them out!
01/28/2015 by Meredith Ledlie Johnson Share recipes—there are more than 40 here! It’s always popular with customers, especially those who may be unfamiliar with how to use whole produce. And there’s also a few 5-day meal plan recipes with shopping lists!