SNAP Resources

USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
History of the food stamp program — click here. Oregon Trail food stamp program general information, click here. 

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

Workshop Opportunity

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.