Zimmerli: MarketLink can help you accept SNAP payments

Are you a local foods producer or farmers market manager who’d like to participate in the SNAP program administered by the USDA? With the MarketLink grant program farmers and farmers markets can easily apply to take SNAP payments for their farm or market, and the best part is that you can do it from your phone using app based processing software.

The grant covers the cost of the processing equipment and the first year of processing costs, and is a great way to test out an alternate payment method and help to make sure all have access to fresh, local food. To find out more about MarketLink please check out their website.

If you’ve participated in the MarketLink program I would love to hear about your experience. Send me a note about how it went at dan@sfa-mn.org.