THE SPOKANE FARMERS' MARKET
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Farmers Market Food Access 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, fruits and vegetables from local farms to nutritionally at-risk families and
To expose the consumers’ awareness of their local, small farmers.
The Spokane Farmers’ Market helped develop several other farmers’ market low-income nutrition programs in Spokane, and now utilize SNAP/EBT, WIC & Senior and SNAP market match. Through the market, our vendors donate thousands of dollars worth of fresh produce to Second Harvest food bank program.
EBT / SNAP
SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Program, EBT is the card that is used to purchase food items.
At our market SNAP/EBT can be used to purchase anything you would at the grocery store including fruit, vegetables, herbs, starter plants that will produce food, seeds, baked goods, dairy, jams & jellies, honey, meat/poultry, nuts and mushrooms.
SNAP Market Match
SNAP Market Match is a bonus program to SNAP/EBT and allows participants to buy additional fruits, vegetables, herbs, and plant starts just at Farmers Markets! Market match adds $25 a day for SNAP customers.
Go to our information booth and tell us you’d like SNAP Market Match. Swipe your EBT card for the amount you want to spend and you will receive that amount in EBT tokens AND the same amount up to $25 in SNAP Market Match dollars.
Note the the daily cap available for SNAP Market Match participants moved to $25/day starting January 1, 2023
WIC & Senior FMNP
WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Programs (Senior FMNP) run June thru Oct 31. Participants can buy local, fresh and unprocessed fruits, vegetables and cut herbs with their WIC FMNP benefits. Senior FMNP can also buy honey.
>> Click here for information on how to qualify and apply for WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program
>> Click here for information on how to qualify and apply for WIC senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program