Farm Direct Incentives Guide


Building healthy and equitable communities

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

Featured Resource

This free course for farmers market managers from, Accepting SNAP at Your Farmers Market, includes educational tutorials and interactive downloads on how to implement a successful SNAP program at your farmers market. is a collaborative project of the Texas Center for Local Food developing a training platform for farmers, ranchers, farmers market organizers & vendors, and consumers. They offer multiple courses, both free and paid.

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.

Featured Event
Featured Webinar: 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.


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

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

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

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

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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

SNAP INCENTIVES FOR CSA: Troubleshooting Guide

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) can be an excellent way for shoppers to connect with local farmers and access fresh, seasonal produce, but SNAP regulations can be difficult for CSAs to…
Getting Started | SNAP, EBT, and Nutrition Incentive Programs | Farm Stands, CSAs, and Mobile Markets | CSA
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SNAP out of it!

This promotional video from Georgia Farmers Market Association is an excellent example of destigmatizing marketing for SNAP.
Messaging, Marketing, and Engagement | Digital media
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SNAP 101: Best Practices for EBT & Nutrition Incentives

Thinking about getting your farm or market SNAP authorized? We’ve got you covered. Join FMC’s team for a brief overview on authorization and overall market preparations. See this link for…
Getting Started | SNAP, EBT, and Nutrition Incentive Programs
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Food Systems and Climate Action

In this webinar from John's Hopkins Center for a Livable Future and the Michigan Sustainable Business Forum, food access organizations across the country discuss the intersections of food access work…
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Making SNAP Incentives a Snap (on the EBT Card)

Around the country, many local governments and organizations (including SPUR) run healthy food incentive programs to increase low-income families' purchasing power for fruits and vegetables. These bonus dollars are often…
SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Incentives Technology | Equipment options
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