Want to know how many Oregon Trail customers live near your market? The Oregon Department of Human Services compiles data on the number of people each office administers Oregon Trail cards to. The latest spreadsheet is available here.
The application for farmers’ markets to accept SNAP/Oregon Trail cards can be found here. Please note that these applications are not tailored to farmers’ markets specifically. It includes this link to a SNAP handbook for farmers’ markets that was published in June of 2010.
SNAP Permits and application questions
Food and Nutrition Service, USDA
Maria Schamberger, (518) 431-6021
Suzanne Briggs, of collaboration, offers a Debit & SNAP in Farmers Markets Workshop which provides market managers and board members with information on how to:
Determine if a farmers’ market has the capacity to implement a card service program
Determine which level of services (SNAP only, SNAP and debit services or SNAP, debit and credit card services) is appropriate for a community’s farmers’ market
Market to SNAP customers
Implement program processes and policies
Track flow of dollars through an EXCEL accounting system
For more information, email Suzanne Briggs directly.
Ecology Center, EBT Farmers’ Market Nutrition Project
Washington State Farmers Market Association, Food Stamps and EBT at Farmers Markets
Farmers Market Federation of New York, Farmers’ Market Wireless EBT Project
Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont, EBT Debit Cards
The Food Trust, Increasing Access SNAP/Food Stamp pilot program