Come to the Table Program Releases 2nd Edition of Guide to SNAP / EBT for NC Farmers Markets

— Written By Joanna Lelekacs
RAFI’s Come to the Table program has released the second edition of the Guide to SNAP/EBT for NC Farmers Markets: Steps, Best Practices, and Resources.
“Accepting SNAP/EBT benefits at farmers markets can create a more inclusive, accessible market space for low-income community members. However, it’s important for market organizers to carefully examine whether accepting SNAP is right for their market and determine the required resources and capacity needed to run a successful program. This guide is for farmers market organizers, public health professionals, and food justice advocates who want to learn how farmers markets can accept SNAP/EBT benefits. The guide includes an overview of SNAP/EBT in North Carolina and how to implement a successful SNAP/EBT program at farmers markets. The guide also describes farmers market nutrition incentive programs and how farmers markets can implement their own incentive program.”

The Second Edition also includes the following:

  • four case studies of North Carolina farmers markets with existing SNAP/EBT programs. These highlighted markets vary by size, location and community demographics.
  • template, surveys and other tools and resources that farmers markets may find useful in their efforts.
The online version of the guide is available at the link above. A hard copy is available from RAFI for a small fee.
Contact RAFI’s Come to the Table Program Coordinator, Lisa Misch, at lisa@rafiusa.org for more information or questions about the guide.
RAFI has acknowledged the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust for support in the development in this 2nd edition.