Fair Food Network (FFN) is a national nonprofit pioneering solutions that support farmers, strengthen local economies, and increase access to healthy food—especially in our most underserved communities. FFN’s Double Up Food Bucks program makes it easier for low-income Americans to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables while supporting family farmers and growing local economies. The Double Up program provides Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) beneficiaries with a one-to-one match to purchase healthy, locally grown fruits and vegetables at participating locations.
Fair Food Network (FFN) is now inviting Michigan farmers markets to begin participating in the 2018 season of the Double Up program. Applications are being collected by the Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) which partners with FFN to facilitate the Double Up Food Bucks program at farmers markets throughout the state.
For the purpose of this application, FFN defines a farmers markets as a site where locally grown fruits and vegetables are direct marketed to customers and where site administrators reimburse individual vendors for food assistance sales.
“If you represent a farm stand, food share program, or CSA that has direct-to-consumer sales and is interested in learning more about Double Up, please follow this link to express your interest to Fair Food Network: https://fairfood.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aVLt40o0MZ82Zfv
To apply, complete the online application at
https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8HW7YHyriUzB3PTby March 30, 2018 and send attachments directly to Rebecca Peña, Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA), at firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 517-432-3381 if you have questions about applying.
To qualify to participate in the Double Up program, farmers markets must:
Priority will be given to markets which: