The main goal of the Milwaukee Farmers Market Coalition (MFMC) is to increase access to, and utilization of, farmers markets by building capacity to serve low income consumers and by attracting diverse clientele with the long-term impact of increasing produce intake within Milwaukee area communities by convening interested FMs along with healthcare, governmental, non-profit, citizens, and other partners.
A growing number of farmers markets accept federal nutrition benefits. A printable version of the 2018 list of markets that accept SNAP, WIC, and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Vouchers is available for download here:
The MFMC’s bimonthly meetings are open to the public. Save the date for the next coalition meeting on August 16, 2018 from 4 – 5:30 pm at UW-Extension’s new office! Their new office is located inside the Summit Place building at 6737 W. Washington St., Suite 2202 West Allis, Wisconsin 53214
Do you manage or volunteer at a farmers market in Milwaukee? Would you like to learn how to start a SNAP/EBT program (Quest cards, FoodShare) at your market? Use the resources developed by the Milwaukee Farmers Market Coalition to get your program started! Click on the images below to access PDFs of all our resources!
Fondy Food Center was created to ensure the supply of healthy food to Milwaukee’s Northside residents. Now Fondy helps coordinate the Milwaukee Farmers Market Coalition, working to create healthy, local food in neighborhoods across Milwaukee! This project, originally funded by the Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program, aims to convene interested farmers markets, organizations and individuals to increase access to, and utilization of, farmers markets by building capacity to serve low income consumers and by attracting diverse clientele with the long-term impact of increasing produce intake within Milwaukee area communities.
For more information about the origins of this project click here: http://www.mcw.edu/Advancing-Healthier-WI-Endowment/HWPP-Funded-Awards/2015/Increasing-Low-SES-Consumers.htm