OUR PROGRAMS

 
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Produce Perks/ SNAP

Produce Perks is Ohio's nutrition incentive program. It empowers SNAP recipients to purchase fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables from Ohio farmers' markets across the state

The program provides a dollar-for-dollar match for shoppers using SNAP/EBT to buy fresh produce.

 

Wholesome Wave

Wholesome Rx: Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program

Forty million Americans struggle to put healthy food on the table. Unfortunately, the cheapest food choices cause diet-related disease. As a result, the US spends over $1 trillion a year on diet-related illness. But when healthy food is affordable, people buy it - and everything changes. That’s why we’ve brought nutrition incentives into the healthcare space - by empowering doctors to prescribe produce to the people who need it most, from seniors in Navajo Nation to mothers & children in Los Angeles.

 

Market Bucks Program

Forget your cash before coming to the market? 

No Worries!

The Athens Farmers Market accepts Visa and Mastercard.

Stop by the Community Foods Initiative (CFI) table at your next Athens Farmers Market visit and purchase ‘Market Bucks” with your credit or debit card. The Market Bucks act as cash with any vendor at the market to purchase goods. You can purchase increments of $1, $5, and $10.

Purchasing Market Bucks is also a nice way to give the gift of fresh fruits and vegetables to someone you know.

The Market Buck program supports CFI and their efforts

To foster communities where everyone has equal access to healthy, local food.

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Gift Certificates

Give the gift of locally grown foods and support your community farmer.

Fruits                           Vegetables

Beef                             Pork

Chicken                       Lamb

Eggs                             Bread

Pies                             Sweet treats

Canned goods           Plants & Flowers

Coffee                         Tea

International and locally grown & prepared foods

And so much more!