Episode 86. Low-Income Local Food Access

In this podcast, Tammy Howard, a horticulture specialist with NCAT’s ATTRA sustainable-agriculture program, talks with Anna Elbon and Kim Gilchrist about their low-income local-food access work with farms and farmers markets in Montana.

Anna Elbon owns Glacier Tilth Farm in Dixon, Montana, with her husband Matthew Whyatt. They started accepting SNAP cards for their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program last year.

Kim Gilchrist is a food access program manager at the Community Food and Agriculture Coalition in Missoula, Montana. She helped start the Double SNAP Dollar program which is a SNAP incentive program for farms, farmers markets, and some retail locations throughout Montana.

Tammy works at NCAT’s headquarters in Butte, Montana.

ATTRA Resource:

Outreach Tips for Farms that Accept SNAP Payments for CSAs

Other Resources: 

Zenger Farm’s The CSA Farmer’s Nationwide Guide to Accepting SNAP/EBT Payments

Double SNAP Dollars

Wholesome Wave

Double Up and the Fair Food Network

Fair Food Network


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