Farmers market season has arrived – and that means it’s time for juicy produce, yummy veggies, and Fresh Access! Our Fresh Access program enables shoppers to use their EBT food stamps, credit or debit cards to shop at farmers markets.
Last year’s Fresh Access season was a huge success:
- We helped local families use their food stamps to buy over $20,000 worth of local produce.
- 80% of surveyed customers said that they bought more produce than they normally do because of our program!
This year we are expanding the number of markets where Fresh Access is available, and that means we need more volunteers to assist at our market kiosks with cashier activities and/or doing neighborhood outreach. If you love being outside, meeting new people, and helping others – this opportunity is for you! (And if you’d rather be inside, there are Fresh Access volunteer positions at our office as well.)