Community Nutrition Programs

The Community Nutrition Education Program at the Spokane Farmers' Market was originally developed as a partnership between the Spokane Farmers’ Market, West Central Community Center, Spokane Neighborhood Action Programs, First Covenant Church, Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD), Spokane Tilth and other local organizations. Our goals were twofold:

  • To provide fresh, nutritious, unprepared fruits and vegetables from Washington family farms to nutritionally at-risk families and
  • To expand the consumers’ awareness and use of Washington agricultural products.

The Spokane Farmers' Market helped develop several farmers' market low-income nutrition programs in Spokane, and now utilize food stamps (ebt), and WIC & Senior nutrition coupons at the market. Through the market, our vendors donate thousands of dollars worth of fresh produce to Second Harvest food bank program.