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Hey there! How has your summer been so far? The MarketLink team has been enjoying the abundance of sunshine, opportunities to visit our local farmers markets, gardening, and picnics filled with seasonal veggies. We’ve also been answering your questions about the equipment and TotilPay Go software. Read on if you’ve been having troubles with your Bluetooth Card Reader at the market. 

Also, are you trying to figure out the answer to our riddle? The answer is at the bottom of the email! 

Read this if you’re having trouble connecting your SNAP/EBT Card Reader to the TotilPay Go App

Did you know that your Bluetooth Card Reader runs on battery? This means that if you have been experiencing issues with connecting your card reader to your smart device, it may be because your card reader needs recharging. Remember the USB cord that was included with your BT Card Reader shipment (pictured here)? Use the cord to charge your reader until the light on the reader is green and try reconnecting it again. 

Can’t find the cord? You can use any other Type A USB cord lying around your house! Click here to read the full instructions. 

We also highly recommend that you review this Support Page from Novo Dia Group (NDG) to troubleshoot your TotilPay Go issues. If you do not see your questions on the page, you can also schedule  a 30-minute training with a representative from NDG here. 

Lastly, if you’ve been a customer with TotilPay Go since 2021 and wonder when your free annual subscription expires, please keep a close eye out for an email from Novo Dia Group confirming your subscription renewal date.


Farm Spotlight: Old City Acres

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This month’s spotlight goes to Old City Acres, a year round farm outside of Detroit started by Alexander Ball when he was 19 years old. Since its inception in 2013, the farm has grown into a year-round farm specializing in providing the local community with fresh and seasonal veggies through a flexible community orientated CSA model. Although not certified organic, all veggies are grown using beyond organic practices  and with the community and environment at the forefront.

Here is Alexander’s testimonial: 

“We recently started using MarketLink to accept EBT. We were able to successfully integrate it into our current system and are now selling to our first EBT customers directly from our farm. It has been a game changer, and I'm hoping to grow this sector of my business as much as possible.”


If you want to share your story and testimonial, please send photos and stories to or send us an email to schedule an interview. 


To be featured, please send us the following: 

  • 1-5 photos of your farm and/or market

  • A few sentences about the background of your farm/market and how you've benefited from the MarketLink equipment. 

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Screening for Success with Farmers Market Pros (Online)

Tuesday, 7/26 | 12:00-1:30 PM PT 

Join OFMA and the Farmers Market Pros to dig into refining your market’s vendor-mix goals and creating an effective sequence for managing and evaluating applications. You’ll learn to incorporate simple screening methods, identify and address red flags, save staff time and reduce stress, and increase farmer and vendor retention. Come prepared for a fast paced session and a robust exchange of Questions and Answers.

Click here to register.

The Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT) Farm Tours 

Various dates between July - October 

Multiple Locations in New York State 

The Mid-Hudson branch of CRAFT hosts farm tours across Columbia, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, and Ulster county every growing season. These tours allow farmers in training to see diverse farm enterprises, develop practical farm skills, and network with other farmers and apprentices. Events are free to attend and open to all: you do not need to be a participating organizer or host farm to attend. These tours are geared towards beginning farmers and farmers apprentice. 

Subscribe to their listserv to receive tour information.  


NAFMNP Annual Conference (In-person)

September 27- October 1 | Embassy Suites at the Airport Indianapolis 

We’re excited to announce that this year’s NAFMNP Annual Conference will be back in person! The conference will include USDA panels, networking opportunities with state agencies, and discussions on the future of Farmers Market Nutrition Programs including the Seniors (SFMNP); Women, Infants, and Children (WIC); and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) programs. The conference will convene both members of the NAFMNP and non-members. Registration is now available for both members and non-members. The tentative agenda can be viewed here. 

Register Today or Join the Association for a discount of $100 off the Annual Conference ticket. 


Missed the Alaska Food Policy Council Conference? You can watch the recordings here


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Maryland Market Money (MMM) Program Coordinator

The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC), a division of the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland, is seeking a coordinator for Maryland Market Money (MMM), a statewide program that aims to increase healthy local food access for all through a robust network of farmers markets, farm stands, and CSAs. Maryland Market Money is an innovative program that provides additional funds to low-income households who spend their federal nutrition benefits at farmers markets and with direct marketing farmers. The position is based in Hughesville, Maryland, though occasional weekend hours and travel within the state may be required. Applications are due July 18, 2022. 

Click here to apply.

Hudson Valley Agribusiness Incubator Without Walls Grant 

“Incubator Without Walls has partnered with American Farmland Trust to offer $1,000 credits toward estate planning, land succession plans, or land access prerequisites like business planning and financial projections– available now through October 2022. After the first $1,000, additional cost share opportunities are available for up to 75% of the project cost. Work with one of HVADC’s skilled legal and business experts to craft a succession plan, business transition plan, or land access strategy that works for your farm. To apply, complete the Incubator Without Walls Intake Form and describe your transition planning needs in Question 10 (page 2). E-mail intake form and any questions to”

Learn more about it here.


MarketLink is a program of the National Association of Farmers Markets Nutrition Programs (NAFMNP).

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