This study was undertaken to understand why some SNAP participants shop at farmers markets and others in the same geographic area do not.
The final evaluation report presents findings on the impacts of HIP on fruit and vegetable consumption and spending, the processes involved in implementation and operating HIP, impacts on stakeholders, and the costs associated with the pilot.
The Healthy Incentive Pilot (HIP) is being evaluated using a rigorous research design. The overall goal of the evaluation is to assess the impact of HIP on participants’ intake of fruits and vegetables.
This study describes how farmers markets and direct marketing farmers operate and their perceive d benefits and barriers to accepting SNAP.