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Public Assistance Programs

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Approved Food Lists
Check out these lists to see how your home state has added fresh fruit and vegetables to the approved food items for this federal program. Use this information to support your sale of local foods to grocery stores that administers WIC. Minnesota | North Dakota | South Dakota | National

Learn How You Can Accept SNAP Benefits at Farmers' Markets - Food and Nutrition Service — United States Department of Agriculture
This website is the go-to resource for farmers’ markets seeking to accept SNAP and EBT benefits. Provides step-by-step instructions to guide you through the application process for being licensed to accept SNAP benefits and becoming a part of the EBT Scrip Project. The site also serves as a resource center for farmers markets that accept SNAP or EBT benefits.

Double Value Coupon Program (DVCP) - Wholesome Wave
The Double Value Coupon Program matches federal SNAP and WIC benefits for farmers market purchases providing incentives for people to buy fresh local food. This site provides more information about this program.

Demand for local food in rural communities is growing. Sustainable local food systems need to have strong community support to build and maintain the infrastructure needed to bring food from farm to fork. This website provides resources to support rural communities just beginning to build their community food systems as well as those whose local food systems are already strong. Resources are intended for farmers and producers, community organizations, and Extension Educators but may interest anyone in community and local foods. While this website was a partnership between Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota, most resources are applicable for any rural community.

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