Farmers' markets and food access : Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) use at the Corvallis and Albany, Oregon farmers' markets Public Deposited

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  • This thesis explores the use of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits at the Corvallis and Albany, Oregon Farmers' Markets and its role in food access for SNAP participants. Utilizing a mixed-methods approach combining a farmers' market survey and household interviews, the study investigated who uses SNAP at the farmers' market, how and why they do so, how the farmers' market fits in with their other food-provisioning strategies, and what barriers they face to attendance. Results show that the farmers' market acts as an important source of fresh fruits and vegetables for SNAP shoppers, increasing their access to healthy food. Several important motivations, including the quality of the food, a desire to support local food, and the social environment of the farmers' market, act to overcome the greater barriers that SNAP shoppers face compared to non-SNAP shoppers. This research is important considering increasing concern over the nutritional adequacy of the diets of SNAP participants and suggests that efforts to encourage SNAP redemption at farmers' markets must include an element of social integration as well as a financial incentive.
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