Food Navigator Program

The Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) is working in collaboration with the Michigan Fitness Foundation (MFF) to implement an innovative SNAP-Ed nutrition education intervention that places Food Navigators in Michigan farmers markets located in eligible tracts.

Food Navigators are present in participating markets to welcome families using SNAP benefits and help them to maximize their food dollars. Food Navigators provide tours of the market, help shoppers understand benefit redemption processes, build relationships between shoppers and farmers, and utilize Michigan Harvest of the MonthTM (MiHOTMTM) materials to provide experiential nutrition education, including recipe demonstrations and food tastings, to help shoppers identify easy ways to incorporate Michigan-grown produce into their family’s meals.

Our 2018 Food Navigators

Food Navigator Clara is at the Fulton Street Farmers Market in Grand Rapids.  You can find her at the market on Fridays and Saturdays.




Food Navigator Grace is at the Kalamazoo Farmers Market.  You can find her at the market on Thursdays and Saturdays.




Food Navigator Heidie is at the Downtown Big Rapids Farmers Market.  You can find her at the market on Tuesdays and Fridays




Food Navigator Katrina is at the Downtown Saginaw Farmers’ Market.  You can find her at the market on Mondays and Fridays.




Food Navigator Krystal is at the Historic Farmers Market of Lapeer.  You can find her at the market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.




For more information about the Food Navigator program, SNAP-Ed, and building SNAP-Ed partnerships at farmers markets, visit the Food Navigator section of our Webinars page or

Michigan Harvest of the Month Recipe Videos

Michigan Harvest of the MonthTM (MiHOTM), developed by the Michigan Fitness Foundation, is a collection of tools and resources used in diverse applications to encourage Michigan’s residents to eat more locally grown fruits and vegetables. As a core component of the Food Navigator project, MiHOTM recipes are distributed at participating markets in conjunction with nutrition education and/or food tastings. As an additional resource, MIFMA has created a handful of short, MiHOTM recipe videos.

Check out this video featuring the MiHOTM recipe for Stir Fried Cabbage!

The complete collection of MiHOTM recipe vides are available here:


To view all of the MiHOTM recipes, please visit

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