Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Food Trust's Farmers' Market Program

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In order to better serve Philadelphia neighborhoods that may not have access to fresh foods, the Food Trust and Philadelphia Department of Public Health are introducing  the Philly Food Bucks for those receiving SNAP (food stamps) to use their benefits at participating local farmers' markets. The Program will give those who use SNAP benefits to purchase food from participating farmers' markets $2 in Philly Food Bucks for every $5 of benefits they spend.

Many of the Food Trust's farmers' markets accept EBT/Access Cards (SNAP/ food stamps), Philly Food Bucks, and Farmers' Market Nutrition Program vouchers. Participating farmers' markets are located in a variety of neighborhoods.


Complete List of the Food Trust's Philadelphia Farmers' Markets

Complete List of the Food Trust's Suburban Farmers' Markets

Not only will this effort support local farmers, it will also help people gain access to nutritious and locally grown foods.

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