December 2017: Farmers' Market EBT News  
for California Market Managers, Farmers, and Friends
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Upcoming Event: EBT Training Webinar!
We are excited to announce we will be hosting a free training w ebinar fo r anyone who is interested in adding CalFresh/EB T access to their farmers' market. We will be covering how to establish, implement,  and promote your EBT program from start to finish, and will be ready to answer any questions you may have.

Save the date for February 27th, 2018 from 10-11:30 am. For more information, and to sign up, click here.
Coming Soon: Market Match New Partner RFA
Interested in offering Market Match incentives at your farmers' market? We anticipate putting out a Request for Applications for new Market Match partners sometime in February, 2018. We'll promote this opportunity through this same newsletter, so stay tuned!

Learn how your farm or farmers' market can expand its customer base by accepting the $8 and $11 monthly WIC Fruit and Vegetable Checks. Register for regional training -- coming to a city near you! Call 916-928-8513 to register.

Trainings will be from  12:30-3:30pm, with lunch included. Choose from the following dates below:
  • San Diego - Monday, January 8th
  • Riverside - Monday, January 22nd
  • Sacramento - Tuesday, January 30th
  • Oakland - Monday, February 5th
  • Salinas - Monday, February 26th
  • Modesto - Monday, March 5th
  • Santa Rosa - Tuesday, March 6th
  • Tulare - Monday, March 12th
  • Ventura - Monday, April 2nd
For more information, click here
We Can Help You Add CalFresh EBT Access at Your Farmers' Market!
The Ecology Center currently has grant funding to assist farmers' markets across California in becoming authorized to accept CalFresh EBT.

By providing one-on-one training, technical assistance, tools, templates, and materials, we have assisted hundreds of market in becoming CalFresh EBT accessible. We can help you too, and it's free! We can assist with:
  • FNS application
  • Obtaining a FREE wireless Point of Sale device
  • Ordering and purchasing scrip
  • Bookkeeping and accounting tools
  • Market staffing and redemption models
  • Print-ready outreach materials and press release templates
  • Free at-market signage
  • Listing on the Farmers' Market Finder
  • Incentive programs like Market Match
The process for a farmers' market is easy. Contact us today
Statewide Farmers' Market Access & Equity Program, 510-925-4001