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Nutrition incentive resources for farmers
markets, farm stands, and CSAs

Featured Resource

This toolkit from the Massachusetts Food System Collaborative provides tips and suggestions for farmers markets to create more inclusive and welcoming environments, including through better understanding the community, celebrating diversity of vendors and customers, improving training, using inclusive language, and updating market design. While it's created in Massachusetts, the information and ideas in this toolkit are applicable at all markets.

Featured Guide
Featured Guide: Plan

Though all programs are community-specific, there are common elements that make implementing and administering a program easier. In PLAN we give you tools to prepare ahead for a successful incentive program.

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Featured Event: SNAP Incentives in CSA Programs
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Stage-by-stage Guides

Our stage-by-stage guides curate our library’s best resources to meet you at every stage of the nutrition incentive journey.

Plan

Learn the basics of nutrition incentives and start building a program at your farm direct site.

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Implement

Take your nutrition incentive program from seed to scale and find support for day-to-day administration.

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Promote

Grassroots outreach, social media strategy, and more: learn how to connect with the community and build your customer base.

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Evaluate

How do you measure your program's results? Access our tools for data collection, management, and publication.

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Reiterate

Turn your data into funding for new programming through reporting and storytelling.

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Resource Library

Browse hundreds of community-sourced guides, training materials, and templates to support your nutrition incentive program.

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Latest Resources
Report

Listening is First Step in Serving Native American Communities

This article from Food Bank News describes effective efforts to create farm direct food access programs to serve native communities, and offers an example of how to design community-centered programming.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility | Design and location | Operations and policy
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Finding the Right Mix for Mobile Market Success

This article from Food Bank News lists a number of mobile market providers and models for success, including markets that provide farm-direct produce to users.
Farm Stands, CSAs, and Mobile Markets | Other Models for Farm Direct
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Webinar

Closing the Gap on Food & Nutrition Security

From the 2021 Ohio Nutrition Incentive Network Convening, this presentation on projects designed to connect families in need of food access support with local farm direct sales. In particular, this…
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility | SNAP, EBT, and Nutrition Incentive Programs | Design and location | Data collection and evaluation | Farm Stands, CSAs, and Mobile Markets | Box Programs
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