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.
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.
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.