East Lansing, MI – The Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) will be hosting two Facebook Live SNAP farmers market tours in August. Interested individuals can learn how SNAP is used at farmers markets from the comfort of their own home or office!
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.
When, Where and How
Tuesday, August 8 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
City Market – Bay City, MI
Wednesday, August 9 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Grand Haven Farmers Market – Grand Haven, MI
Both tours will be streamed via Facebook Live on the Michigan Farmers Market Association’s Facebook Page – watch from the comfort of your home or office. Register by clicking here to receive a reminder and details on how and when to tune in and watch!
Why Are the Facebook-Live Tours 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 live 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 Tune-in?
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.