This webinar reflected on lessons learned over the course of the Food Navigator pilot program, including how Navigators used SNAP-Ed nutrition education programming and materials to work to increase consumption of fruit and vegetables in farmers market settings.
This webinar was created to help begin to build partnerships between SNAP-Ed programs and farmers markets, creating a win-win-win opportunity for the market, the SNAP-Ed programs, and the health of the community. The webinar showcased how SNAP-Ed nutrition education programming and evaluation efforts, specifically the Food Navigator pilot program, can work to increase consumption of fruit and vegetables in a farmers market setting. This training included details on increasing customer intent to purchase and access issues of multiple food assistance programs at the farmers market.
Supporting Food Assistance at Farmers Markets: Costs, Barriers, Needs and Opportunities (4/30/2015)
This webinar highlighted a feasibility study conducted by Growing Hope that explored what is needed to increase food assistance acceptance and sales at farmers markets.
This webinar detailed how 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.
Of the more than 300 farmers markets in Michigan, almost half currently accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits via the Michigan Bridge Card. Once a farmers market begins accepting SNAP benefits, one of their biggest challenges is creating awareness among SNAP clients within their community that the market accepts this form of payment and the potential benefits of shopping at the farmers market. If you or the organization you work for wishes to aid farmers markets in Michigan in their outreach efforts to SNAP clients, this webinar is for you!
Michigan farmers markets that accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits via the Michigan Bridge Card help improve the economic viability of their vendors, the health of their customers who have greater access to fresh fruit and vegetables, and the social capital of their community. If you or the organization you work for wishes to support farmers markets in Michigan in that accept SNAP Bridge Cards, this webinar is for you!
Hoophouses for Health
Basic Hoophouse Design and Structure Options (2/7/2017)
Packaging and Display for Farmers Market Stands (1/31/2017)
Some tips and techniques for displaying products to improve the look of your farmers market stall.
Advanced Cool Season High Tunnel Production (1/27/2017)This webinar focuses on crop selection, scheduling, timing, spacing, disease management, yield and revenue projections for cool season high tunnel production. It also discusses when and how to harvest plus how to identify and manage potential cool season pests and diseases.
This webinar focuses on crop selection, scheduling, timing, spacing, disease management, yield and revenue projections for cool season high tunnel production. It also discusses when and how to harvest plus how to identify and manage potential cool season pests and diseases.
Cooking Demonstration Webinar (5/14/15)
This webinar is about new licensing options for farmers markets implementing cooking demonstrations. You will hear from MDARD and a market manager who has completed the licensing application.
Wild Foraged Mushrooms: The Rules at Farmers Markets (7/15/15)
The webinar agenda will cover the importance of this information as it pertains to farmers markets and market managers, labeling requirements, Cottage Food information, certification cards and what they look like, and an overview on what types of mushrooms foragers can sell.
Farmers & Vendors
Technology and Apps for Production and Promotion (12/15/2014)
This educational was held to help specialty crop producers grow and expand their businesses and meet the increasing demand for local food in the state of Michigan. Hear from farmers who have had success using programs such as AgSquared and Veggie Compass.
Do you get questions from shoppers or other farmers that are difficult or complicated to answer? Join the Michigan Agritourism Association, the Michigan Farmers Market Association and our panel of experts for this “Difficult Questions and Controversial Topics” webinar for specialty crop producers.