Year End Food Access Meeting: Session 1 (Oak Park)

Event |November 17, 2021


November 17, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Oak Park, Michigan

Registration and Location Information:

Register here!


Session Information:

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.


Event Information:

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.



  • Who should attend? Program partners, market managers, market staff, and supporters of farmers markets that accept food assistance benefits.
  • Do I need to attend both session one meetings? No, the content of both the in person and online Session 1 meetings will be the same. We invite you to register for either the in-person or online session.
  • What if I cannot attend the meetings live? The meetings will be recorded and will be provided to registrants afterwards.
  • What COVID-19 related requirements will MIFMA be requiring for the in-person meeting? This event will be complying with all State of Michigan and MIFMA COVID-19 regulations. MIFMA reserves the right to ask any participant to exit the event if they do not comply with these regulations. The safety of our staff and members is our top priority. MIFMA reserves the right to cancel the event at any time. We will do everything in our power to provide a timely update if there is a need to cancel the market. You can find more information on MIFMA’s COVID-19 guidelines here. A complete list of COVID-19-related expectations will be sent to all attendees at least one week in advance of the event.
  • How will the online meetings be conducted? Both the online sessions will be help on Zoom. Login information will be provided at least 24 hours before the event to the email provided during registration.