Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI-USA) will work in collaboration with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina on a new initiative that provides low-income shoppers with incentives to shop at local markets and farmers markets.
Greater support for local and regional food systems development is sorely needed to keep pace with growing consumer demand. Ask your legislator to support the Local Agriculture Market Program (LAMP) and include it in the final version of the Farm Bill.
RAFI-USA’s Equity at the Table Speaker Series presents “Strengthening Local Food Systems with Community Partnerships” with speaker Christie Balch on June 11, 2018 at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC.
RAFI-USA staff recently hosted a webinar, covering how farmers’ markets can accept SNAP/EBT as payment. Missed it? Watch the video here. Any farmers’ market manager, vendor, board member, or partner that has considered adding SNAP/EBT as an accepted payment is strongly encouraged to check it out.
AboutIn 2015, RAFI’s staff and NC State University embarked on a farmer interview project to better understand the barriers and opportunities for farmers selling to low income communities. We’ve produced […]
RAFI-USA staff are currently working remotely. As we plan for how COVID-19 will change both how we do our work, and what work needs to be done, please know that we are still here. Our Farmer Hotline (866-586-6746) will operate from Monday-Saturday from 9am to 6pm. Stay tuned for more updates and information.