Farmers Market Programs
Fresh Food Access Options at the Market
SNAP/EBT recipients can currently receive a match of up to $15 per visit (no limit to recipients’ withdrawal amounts from their own accounts) during the Saturday Market to purchase fresh produce, fish, meats, eggs, honey, milk and other food items. Stop by the manager’s desk to receive your SNAP tokens and look for the SNAP logo for participated vendors.
Orange Card: Market Tokens
Orange Card Updates:
Funding for the ORANGE card Program has been completed as of 12/13/17. The Orange Card Program is subject to available funding. All ORANGE tokens should be used by the end of the year (December 30th, 2017). Any updates to the program will be posted here.
Seniors Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program
The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) awards grants to States, U.S. Territories, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments to provide low-income seniors with coupons that can be exchanged for eligible foods (fruits, vegetables, honey, and fresh-cut herbs). Several Market vendors accept the voucher.
The WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) is associated with the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, known as WIC. Women, infants (over 4 months old) and children that have been certified to receive WIC program benefits. A variety of fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs may be purchased with FMNP coupons at several Market vendors.
Farmer Foodshare programs is a non-profit organization that it located in North Carolina. The program accept food donation and cash donations from Market shoppers and purchase fresh foods from farmers to connect them local hunger relief agency.