Applications are now open for Michigan farmers markets and other direct
marketing sites that are interested in beginning to participate in the
Double Up Food Bucks program during the 2016 market season.
Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) is a program of Fair Food Network (FFN), a
national non-profit, pioneering solutions that support farmers, strengthen
local economies, and increase access to healthy food -especially in our
most underserved communities. Fair Food Network’s Double Up Food Bucks
program makes it easier for low-income Americans to eat more fresh fruits
and vegetables while supporting family farmers and growing local economies.
The Double Up program provides Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
(SNAP) beneficiaries with a one-to-one match to purchase healthy, locally
grown fruits and vegetables at participating locations.

To qualify to participate in the Double Up program, farmers markets and
farmers must be able to accept SNAP benefits- If your market does not yet
accept SNAP, MIFMA offers a series of resources to help you get started
including an on-site sign up event at theMichigan Farmers Market Conference
<> next Wednesday, March 9, 2016. Visit
 to learn more.

Farmers Markets:

For the purpose of this application process, Fair Food Network defines a
farmers markets as a site where locally grown fruits and vegetables are
direct marketed to customers and where site administrators reimburse
individual vendors for food assistance sales. Sites that meet this
definition should complete an online application at  For more
information about the program and to preview the questions that will be
asked on the online application, view the 2016 Double Up Application for
Farmers Markets
Applications must be submitted online. Applications must be submitted by March
14, 2016. Early applications are appreciated.

Direct Marketing Sites including Farm Stands:
Direct markets sites include Michigan fruit and vegetable farmers who are
enthusiastic about the Double Up Food Bucks program and interested in
partnering directly with FFN to expand in this new arena. An application
for farm businesses or organizations that operate farm stands, food share
programs, or CSA farms and do *not* reimburse individual vendors for food
assistance sales is available at This
application is due by March 18, 2016.

Please contact MIFMA at 517-432-3381 with any questions about applying.

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