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Connecting Farms to CalFresh

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Maggie Fleming

on 10 June 2014

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Transcript of Connecting Farms to CalFresh

Objectives
Who We Are

Maggie Fleming
, Transition US
Suzi Grady
, Petaluma Bounty
Elizabeth Kaiser
, Singing Frogs Farm
Melita Love
, Farm to Pantry

*
Angela Wooton,
Foodies Project


Why?
We want
fresh local food
to be
accessible to low-income residents
in Sonoma County.
&
We want our
local farms
to
thrive
.
Why...(cont'd)
35,000 Sonoma County residents
receive CalFresh and spend
$5.4 million
in benefits every month while at most $3600 of this was spent at farmers' markets and direct farms

Prior to the project, only
4 Sonoma County farms
accepted CalFresh

There is a state program that underwrites the cost of obtaining an EBT machine for qualifying farmers will expire at the end of
September 2014.

More fruit!
2) Increase low-income families’
access
to CSAs

3) Improve farmer
profitability and viability
by expanding their customer-base
Toolkit
CBO partnerships are in the works
Petaluma Bounty
Farm to Pantry and Alliance Medical Center
Foodies' Project





Work with Sonoma County to spread awareness among CalFresh users

Reach out to local organizations to help spread the word

Create an awareness campaign for CalFresh users


Fruits of our labor!
Singing Frogs Farm gets EBT license.
Connecting Farms to CalFresh
1) Support Sonoma County farmers in
overcoming barriers
associated with obtaining CalFresh licenses.
Next Steps
Suzi Grady
suzi@petalumabounty.org
Elizabeth Kaiser
elizabeth@singingfrogsfarm.com
Melita Love
melita@farmtopantry.org
Maggie Fleming
maggietfleming@gmail.com
Angela Wooton
angela@foodiesproject.com

Contact:
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