Spotlight on CFS: EBT at Farmers Markets

Join the UW-Extension Community Food Systems Community of Practice on Tuesday May 26 to learn more about EBT at farmers markets.

Title: EBT at Farmers Markets

  • Amber Canto, UW-Extension Family Living Poverty and Food Security Specialist
  • Rachel Glaza, UW-Extension Family Living Associate Outreach Specialist and Graduate Project Assistant
  • Kristin Krokowski, UW-Extension Waukesha County Commercial Horticulture educator

When: Tuesday May 26 – 2:00 – 3:00pm
Where: Blackboard Collaborate:

No pre-registration required – but please join 10-15 minutes prior to give yourself time to get connected. Before trying to connect, please confirm that your system’s browser is compatible with Blackboard Collaborate: Test your system’s browser compatibility.

Description: Electronic benefits transfers (EBT) at farmers’ market programs allow recipients of FoodShare to use their food benefit dollars at the farmers’ market. UW-Extension has been providing support to farmers’ markets and community partners to expand the availability and improve the accessibility of these programs for FoodShare recipients. There are a number of resources that have been developed and collected for colleagues to use in their local efforts to support these programs and several emerging statewide efforts in which Extension educators can become involved. Learn more about what is available to you to support EBT at the farmers’ market by joining us on May 26th.

Want to know more about the benefits of EBT at the farmer’s market? Check out our 2014 Infographic: Grow your local farmers’ market