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  1. Allison Milchling, Eat Fresh Maryland Coordinator Maryland Farmers Market Conference February 28, 2013

  2. Eat Fresh Maryland was established in 2010 and is a partnership of nearly 30 farmers markets, non-profits, and government agencies. • We are the first statewide effort to expand federal nutrition benefits redemption at farmers markets. About:

  3. Farmers markets in 8 counties • 10 Baltimore City farmers markets including Waverly • and JFX • Maryland Hunger Solutions • University of Maryland Extension • Maryland Department • of Agriculture • Future Harvest • SMADC Partners:

  4. Expand food access for low-income Maryland residents • Increase revenue for local farmers • Foster development • of best practices and • amongst farmers • market managers Goals:

  5. Better access an additional revenue stream for a broader customer base • Share best practices developed by markets throughout the state • Collect data to leverage funding opportunities for a broader network • Utilize a branded and recognizable network identity • Stay up to date by joining our Google Group listserv Benefits:

  6. EBT Sales Comparison For June - October: 2011 Total = $31,800 2012 Total = $59,409 87% increase

  7. WIC FVC Sales Comparison For June - October 2011 Total = $4,850 2012 Total = $30,612 531% increase

  8. Materials:

  9. Provide banners, materials, and resources for your market, vendors, and shoppers • Host free regional and statewide workshops • Help facilitate • partnerships with local • WIC/DHR/DHS offices • Provide assistance in • accepting SNAP/EBT How we help:

  10. To find out more: Allison Milchling Eat Fresh Maryland Network Coordinator amilchling@gmail.com 410-984-7717