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 Wednesday and 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. Be sure to check the market website for matching updates.
Orange Card: Market Tokens
Greensboro Farmers Market, Inc. is proud to announce participation in Guilford Community Care Network (GGCN) Orange Card Program with a grant received from the Cone Health Foundation with a new way for the 5,460 enrolled participants to access fresh foods. Beginning on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, Orange Card beneficiaries will receive $15 in tokens weekly to shop the market for fresh produce, breads, dairy products, eggs, meat, poultry, and seafood. Orange Card holders must present their GCCN Orange Card and ID at the manager’s station during Wednesday Market hours, 8 am – 1 pm to obtain tokens. For more information on the GCCN Orange Card please visit: http://guilfordccn.org/.
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.