SNAP Farmers Market Tours Set for June and July – Ypsilanti & Boyne City

About the Tours 
The Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) will be hosting two Farmers Market Tours to show how farmers markets can accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. The tours are an opportunity to observe and learn firsthand how accepting SNAP benefits in a farmers market setting can increase revenue for vendors, contribute to vendor recruitment and retention for the market and increase access to fresh, healthy food for your community.

Why the Tours are Important
Farmers markets can accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to create a win-win-win opportunity for their market, their vendors, and the health of their community. Accepting SNAP, which is distributed via the Michigan Bridge Card, can increase revenue for vendors, contribute to vendor recruitment and retention for the market and increase access to fresh, nutritious, local food for residents of your community. This tour is an opportunity to observe and learn firsthand how accepting SNAP benefits in a farmers market setting works and see in action the many benefits of this program for shoppers, vendors and the market as a whole.

Who Should Attend?
Market managers new to accepting SNAP at their market, those interested in beginning to accept SNAP, and community organizers who work with SNAP-eligible clients.

The tours are free, but we ask that you register! 

Upcoming Tours:

Location: Ypsilanti Farmers Market
Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Address: 16 South Washington Street Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. EST
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Location: Boyne City Farmers Market
Date: Saturday, July 15, 2017
Address: 207 North Lake Street Boyne City, MI 49712
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
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*Market managers who have been certified through MIFMA’s Market Manager Certificate Program (MMCP) are able to receive 1 Professional Development Hour for Continuing Education.

To download a PDF of the event flyer, click here.