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Wireless Technology Mini-grants for Farmers Markets

Washington State Farmers Markets Association (WSFMA) awarded 20 mini-grants to farmers markets across Washington State. During the 2009 farmers market season these markets will accept credit, debit and the Quest electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards. 

Participating Markets

Airway Heights
Anacortes
Battleground
Crossroads Bellevue
Camas
Community Farmers Market at Chehalis
Cheney Friday Farmers’ Market
Duvall
Kirkland Wednesday Market
Millwood Farmers’ Market
Montfort School Community Center
Columbia Basin-Moses Lake
Port Townsend
Poulsbo
Proctor Farmers’ Market
South Perry Farmers’ Market
Tacoma 6th Ave
Tacoma Broadway
Vancouver Farmers Market Association
Vashon Island

The project goal is to increase access to farmers markets by food stamp and debit/credit customers. The mini-grant project is funded by the State’s “Local Farms/Healthy Kids” initiative and offers technical assistance and training plus materials to support marketing and outreach, credit/debit/food stamp technology and the use of tokens for purchases.

At the end of season grantees will report to WSFMA on how outreach was conducted and give a season summary of the number of EBT and credit/debit transactions. WSFMA and DSHS will present the project summary to the Washington State Legislature in November 2009. Check back at the end of the year to learn what happens.

 

 

Target Audience

Individuals, families, Basic Food recipients

Scope

State-wide

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