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  • farmers markets are using EBT technology to accept SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program formerly food stamps benefits By allowing these benefits to be accepted at farmers markets the USDA has allowed more people to access fresh and local foods and

    Original URL path: http://nfmaonline.org/slidercate/?pid=2928 (2016-02-16)
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  • many Americans receive SNAP The numbers of Americans who participate in the SNAP program are at an all time high with over 46 million people participating Source USDA Supplemental Nutrition

    Original URL path: http://nfmaonline.org/slidercate/?pid=2934 (2016-02-16)
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  • were used at farmers markets The benefits spent show a 4million increase from the previous year but still remain a small portion of SNAP benefits redemption As more and more farmers markets receive the EBT technology to accept benefits hopefully

    Original URL path: http://nfmaonline.org/slidercate/?pid=2938 (2016-02-16)
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  • the National Farmers Market Manager Survey 2006 80 of market patrons traveled 10 miles or less to their farmers market As a general rule customers were willing to travel only a limited distance to patronize farmers markets underscoring the important

    Original URL path: http://nfmaonline.org/slidercate/?pid=2945 (2016-02-16)
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  • is spent annually at farmers markets According to the most recently published 2009 USDA National Farmer Market Managers Survey more than 1 Billion was spent in sales at farmers markets

    Original URL path: http://nfmaonline.org/slidercate/?pid=2950 (2016-02-16)
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  • The USDA publishes an online database at farmersmarkets usda gov which includes data submitted by market organizers and in 2012 identifies over 7 800 farmers markets across the country This is the most markets ever reported and is up significantly

    Original URL path: http://nfmaonline.org/slidercate/?pid=2954 (2016-02-16)
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  • million or 14 7 of American households found themselves food insecure in 2009 meaning they had limited or uncertain ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways Food insecurity can lead to eating foods low in nutritional value or

    Original URL path: http://nfmaonline.org/slidercate/?pid=2960 (2016-02-16)
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  • approximately 60 percent run by volunteer market managers This figure indicates the true community spirit and investment that is seen at markets across the nation Farmers markets matter to communities and serve to not only strengthen the local bond but

    Original URL path: http://nfmaonline.org/slidercate/?pid=2964 (2016-02-16)
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