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.

The Food Navigator program has completed its 3-year pilot program (2016-2018).  We want to thank all of the Farmers Markets and Food Navigators that participated in the program during those three years.  Work continues on the Food Navigator Program and we look forward to the 2019 market season.

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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