Across the North Country, food lovers know they can find incredible edibles at our farmers' markets.
At a farmers market, you can talk directly to the farmers about the food they grow.
Ask them, What’s especially good this week? How do I choose a tasty one? What’s the best way to cook it?
Many farmers' markets participate in the Farmers' Market Nutrition Program and some can accept Food Stamp/EBT cards, as noted below. For more information about these programs, click here.
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This just in!
With generous assistance from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, GardenShare has been doubling SNAP benefits at Farmers Markets in St. Lawrence County this season. Individual donations from the beginning of the Farmers Market season supplemented the grant funds.
What a win-win program it has been! Low-income families get access to fresh, healthy, locally-grown produce and the money stays with local farmer in the local economy.
The effort has been so successful that GardenShare has run out of grant funds before the farmers market season ends!
We don't want to stop the program, so a generous, anonymous individual has committed to donate $1,000 if we can raise just $500 from others!
Will you help? Your gift of any size will make a difference and will be matched 2 for 1 by the challenge!
Go here to donate.
DEBIT = Accepts debit cards.
FMNP = Accepts Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (Senior & WIC ) checks.
EBT = Accepts Food Stamp/EBT cards.
A short video explaining how to use your EBT, debit, or credit card at a farmers market