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Accession Number PB2013-108331
Title Nutrition Assistance in Farmers Markets: Understanding Current Operations.
Publication Date Apr 2013
Media Count 799p
Personal Author B. Das J. Burke M. Steketee S. Dixit-Joshi
Abstract The National Directory of Farmers Markets maintained by the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) indicates a 400 percent increase in the number of farmers markets between 1994 (1,755 ) and 2011 (7,175) (USDA AMS, 2012a). As of September 2011, a total of 2,445 farmers markets and direct marketing farmers were authorized to accept the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (Roper, 2012). While the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) efforts have been successful in promoting farmers markets among SNAP recipients, FNS is committed to further increasing the presence of farmers markets and direct marketing farmers among SNAP retailers and to attracting a greater number of SNAP participants to shop at farmers markets and direct marketing farmer outlets.
Keywords Farm products
Farmers market
Federal assistance programs
Food supply
Low income groups
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program(SNAP)

Source Agency Food and Nutrition Service
NTIS Subject Category 57L - Nutrition
98H - Food Technology
92C - Social Concerns
91K - Social Services
43C - Human Resources
Corporate Author Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1318
Contract Number AG-3198-B-10-0029

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