Read Here about Expanding Rural Food Options Through EBT: A Case Study

  A program in rural Tennessee experimented by supplying local food producers with knowledge and training about how to accept payment provided by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  After a workshop informing farmers about the benefits of accepting SNAP, the program provided hands-on support for navigating the application process for Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT), the system by which low-income consumers who receive SNAP benefits can purchase food at local farmers’ markets.  See the Funding section below for a new opportunity, USDA’s Farmers Market Promotion Program.