SNAP Into Farm Fresh Foods (SF3) is a health and nutrition program that works under 2 main areas: educational learning for program participants and USDA's Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change (PSE) strategies for farmers' market managers, vendors and other community partners.

We teach Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants how to so support local farmers' markets by purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables with their SNAP benefits. We also work with local farmers' market managers, vendors and other community partners to encourage SNAP participation by creating a SNAP-friendly environment and provide SNAP-related technical support through PSE strategies.

Educational Learning

SF3 uses the Maine SNAP-Ed farmers market program toolkit to work on improving the likelihood that individuals who are SNAP eligible will make affordable heathy food choices by purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables at local farmers markets. The program is delivered both in the Northern and Southern Nevada region and the toolkit is modified to fit the unique needs in both areas.
There are various strategies used to educate the local community using direct education and indirect education approaches.

Direct Education

SF3 offers two direct education options: Direct education at the farmers market and direct education in a community setting. The program began Spring 2019 and in 7 months, SF3 has held 37 direct-education classes in a community setting with a total of 251 participants.
SF3 is also in the process of offering direct-education classes online. Please email the program contact for more information on upcoming online direct education classes.

Indirect Education

SF3 also provides indirect education options located at local farmers market by offering local food tasting and nutrition education with a nutrition education booth. Visitors of farmers markets can receive free recipe tasting, free affordable recipes to take home, SNAP-Ed nutrition information, MyPlate information, a list of local farmers markets accepting SNAP and more!
Please email the program contact for more information on upcoming nutrition education booths at local farmers markets.

Policy, Systems and Environmental Changes

The SF3 program also works with local community partners such as: Nevada Hand, The Southern Nevada Food Council (SNFC), The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC), Las Vegas Farmers Markets, Fresh52 and more!
We collaborate with our partners to make changes through policy, systems and environmental opportunities by promoting healthy foods and educating our partners on our local food system.

Farmers Market Manager and Vendor Resources

SF3 can assist farmers market managers and vendors through the SNAP verification process.
For local farmers market managers and vendors, we offer:

• Further understanding and assistance on SNAP verification steps
• Technical support with SNAP/EBT machines
• Education and support on setting up a SNAP Terminal Booth
• Education about the benefits on accepting SNAP
• Support on how to create a SNAP-Friendly farmers market

Local farmers market managers and vendors, please email the program contact for assistance and inquiries.

Recommended Online Resources

Local Farmers Markets and Schedule

Las Vegas Farmers Market

  • Sundays 9am-2pm Drive Thru Southern Highlands SNAP Accepted
    • 11411 Southern Highlands Parkway Las Vegas, NV 89141
  • Wednesdays 2pm-8pm Walk Up Bruce Trent SNAP Accepted
    • 1600 N Rampart Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89102
  • Thursdays 2pm-7pm Drive Thru Skye Canyon SNAP Accepted
    • 10111 W Skye Canyon Park Dr Las Vegas, NV 89166
  • Fridays 9am-2pm Walk Up Henderson Pavilion SNAP Accepted
    • 200 S Green Valley Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89012
  • Fridays 2pm-7pm Drive Thru Galleria at Sunset SNAP Accepted
    • 1300 W Sunset Rd, Henderson, NV 89014
  • Saturdays 9am-2pm Walk Up Downtown Summerlin Mall SNAP Accepted
    • 1980 Festival Plaza Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89135

Fresh52 Farmers Market

  • Every 2nd and 4th Saturday 9am-1pm Inspirada SNAP Accepted
    • 1890 Via Firenze, Henderson, NV 89052
  • Sundays 8:30am-1pm Henderson SNAP Accepted
    • 9480 S Eastern Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89123

Downtown 3rd Farmers Market

  • Fridays 9am-2pm Casino Center and Stewart
    • 300 N Casino Center Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89101
  • Saturdays 9am-2pm Casino Center and Stewart
    • 300 N Casino Center Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89101
 

Learn more about the program's team

Kelsey Allan
Program Leader
Aurora Buffington
Program Leader
Nikki Regalado
Program Contact