Session 1: MIFMA Led Session
Oak Park, MI
Wed, Nov 17 10 AM – 12 PM
Session 1 will be held both in person in Oak Park, MI and online through Zoom. Learn about important food access updates from MIFMA including 2021 food assistance numbers, reminder of resources, and the state’s EBT Contract transition. The session will conclude with round table discussions and a chance to network with other market managers. View the agenda here.
Please note: this session will also be offered online on Thursday, November 18 at 10 AM – 12 PM.
You’re invited: please join the Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) for our 2021 Year End Food Access Meetings! Each year, MIFMA gathers with farmers market managers and partners who work to increase healthy food access through Michigan farmers markets. This two-day event includes both in person and online options for sessions. Join in these meetings to share the successes and challenges of the 2021 season, learn what is on the horizon for food access initiatives in 2022, and network with other food access champions from all over the state.
Please note: these meetings will not provide training on how to accept food assistance benefits at farmers markets. Training on how to accept food assistance benefits will take place through MIFMA’s Market Manager Certificate Program and the annual SNAP webinar which will be scheduled for early 2022. Additionally, MIFMA will host a separate Year End Food Access Meeting for direct marketing farmers who operate food assistance benefits at their farm stands will be held later this year.