Farmers Market Research Provides Suggestions for Expanding the Attendance Among SNAP-EBT Customers

Frenchtown Farmers Market was party to a study by the FAMU Institute of Public Health, which conducted interviews and field tests among local communities to determine best practices for increasing use of purchase incentive programs at farmers markets. This groundbreaking study engaged community residents as researchers, not only research subjects. The Frenchtown Farmers Market is implementing many of the researchers’ suggestions for the 2017 season. Read both the Phase One: Interviews and Phase Two: Field Tests reports at the links below. The two-year research project was funded by the USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program.



Frenchtown Gets a Mural at its Market (9/12/2016)
The painting is a light-hearted map of the community’s major points of interest. It adorns the northern wall of the Frenchtown Farmers’ Market building. The Knight Creative Communities Institute has been commissioning a series of murals all over Tallahassee as a visual signature of the city’s various neighborhoods.

Living Here: Frenchtown is a historical treat (8/27/2016)
Video Tour features Frenchtown Heritage Hub

Living Classroom @ Heritage Hub Gets a Jump Start from Oasis Campers (8/4/2016)
Oasis campers, ages 8 to 13, installed the garden during their “Girls Can Build Anything” camp week. The girls built raised beds; filled the beds with soil and plants; made garden signs; learned about vermiculture, or worm composting; and studied the seed-to-plate cycle. They also learned about the fresh food access mission of Frenchtown Heritage Hub. (more at

The KitchenShare concept makes its media debut (6/17/2016)
The Hub serves three purposes: a new home for the Frenchtown Farmers Market, which began in 2011, the KitchenShare and business support services. Frenchtown residents like Jim Bellamy see this pilot project as an opportunity for a neighborhood saddled by sluggish growth compared to explosive areas like Midtown and Collegetown. (more at

FHM on the radio! WFSU Perspectives (7/23/2015)
Leaders in the Tallahassee region are working to grow efforts to make local, sustainable foods more widely available through encouraging and supporting community gardening, farmers markets, and thoughtful purchasing.

FHM Celebrates Dad’s Heart Health (6/17/2015)
Frenchtown’s farmers market is rallying the community to promote awareness of men’s heart health. The Centers for Disease Control ranks heart disease as the leading cause of death for men of most racial/ethnic groups, making Father’s Day weekend the perfect time to draw attention to this critical issue.

Expanded Services are Coming! (4/21/2015)
The much-anticipated purchase of a building to house the Frenchtown Heritage Market and related interests moved a step closer Tuesday when the Community Redevelopment Agency board approved $242,000 to purchase property at 524 N. Martin Luther King Blvd.