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Farmers' Markets

A webinar about improving access to farmers' markets in California

Food & Beverages
Using a framework grounded in policy, systems and environmental change (PSE) strategies, presenters discussed four steps for improving access to farmers' markets for low-income communities.  
  • Step 1: Engage with community partners to identify opportunities and champions.
  • Step 2: Assess information about your local community so that your farmers' market strategies fit local needs, and how to identify markets that are located in locations eligible for SNAP interventions. 
  • Step 3: Develop and implement strategies to enhance access, featuring a profile of the Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association, and resources available from the Network for a Healthy California.
  • Step 4: Ensure local policies, like general plans and zoning, maximize benefits. 
  • Heather Wooten, Senior Planner, ChangeLab Solutions
  • Allen Moy, Director of Community Based Programs, Pacific Coast Farmers Market Association
  • Rosanne Stephenson, Program Development Section, Network for a Healthy California
ResourcesMap of Farmers' Markets across California by U.S.D.A.State Indicator Report on Fruits and Vegetables 2013 by CDCSupplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) at Farmers Markets: A How-To Handbook by U.S.D.A.National Farmers' Market CoalitionPacific Coast Farmers' Market AssociationHarvest of the MonthCalifornia Certified Farmers' Markets and Farm Stands: A Closer Look at State Law by ChangeLab SolutionsFrom the Ground Up: Land Use Policies to Protect and Promote Farmers' Markets by ChangeLab SolutionsFind Certified Farmers' Markets Recording