Alternative Currencies for farm & Market sales

Accepting alternative forms of currency such as the WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) vouchers and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits can bring a new and dedicated customer base to your farm or market. Direct-marketing farmers and farmers markets are in a unique position to offer affordable, locally-produced food to rural and low-income families, and this workshop will provide all the information you need for becoming SNAP-authorized, participating in incentive programs such as Fresh Access Bucks, and becoming approved to accept FMNP vouchers, as well as examples from the field.

 Xanna Prentice

Xanna Prentice

Xanna Prentice is a University of Florida graduate who has been working in Education and Outreach at Florida Organic Growers for three years. As the coordinator of the Local Food Security Project, she manages the SNAP/EBT booth at three Alachua County farmers markets and works to improve local food systems within the Gainesville community. Over the last year she has worked simultaneously as SNAP Technical Support for the statewide incentive program Fresh Access Bucks, providing support to markets and farmers throughout Florida as they navigate the world of SNAP-authorization, EBT machine technical issues, and outreach to SNAP customers.

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