The Domestic Fair Trade Association: a collaboration of organizations representing farmers, farmworkers, food system workers, retailers, manufacturers, processors, and non-governmental organizations. Internationally, the Fair Trade movement has united farmers, workers, traders and consumers with a message of fairness, equity and environmental stewardship in trade with producers in marginalized countries. Increasingly, we can see that the challenges faced by rural communities are very similar around the world.
Department of Children and Families: FOG partnered with DCF when the project started to become an Access Partner, which provides partners with a laptop so they can accept SNAP applications via wireless internet. FOG makes the laptop, paper SNAP applications other information about federal nutrition benefits available at the EBT Booth.
ElderCare: ElderCare distributes a Senior Farmer Market Nutrition Coupon in late spring and early summer. Flyers promoting the availability of EBT at the two markets are made available at the coupon pick up sites encouraging recipients to utilize both EBT and the Senior Farmer Market Nutrition Coupon.
Farmers Markets Managers/Board: FOG works with managers and board members of the two farmers markets to promote the project, organize special events and communicate with vendors. This includes providing trainings to applicable market staff and farmers, and assistance with promotion materials.
Farmers Market Coalition: The national Farmers Market Coalition (FMC) provides technical assistance through their Resource Library. FMC’s president, Sharon Yeago, is a local food activist in North Florida and has considerable experience with EBT at farmers markets in Florida.
University of Florida IFAS Extension: IFAS Extension assists in outreach to inform growers of the project and enhanced direct marketing opportunities and to encourage more growers to participate in farmers markets. IFAS offers many free or low cost public workshops through their Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). IFAS provides educational resources at the EBT booth.
University of Florida College of Medicine: UF College of Medicine disseminates information about the EBT project to low-income populations serviced by their mobile health clinic.
Wholesome Wave: Wholesome Wave, a 501(c)(3), has piloted Double Value Coupons and funded programs at individual markets in numerous states across the country. Their program models and templates are designed for expansion into communities across America. Wholesome Wave shared the resources they developed with FOG and was integral to getting the project off the ground in fall 2010.
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), North Florida: FOG promotes the availability of EBT at the farmers markets by making flyers available at the North Florida Women, Infants and Children (WIC) offices. The WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Coupons are distributed in late-spring and early summer, promoted alongside EBT availability at farmers market in the outreach campaign