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SNAP Dollars Go Further at the Bloomfield Saturday Market

Butter Hill FarmThe Bloomfield Saturday Market has partnered with Just Harvest’s Fresh Access program to give SNAP users a $2 match for every $5 dollars spent in food stamps.

SNAP offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. The Fresh Access program is designed to enable SNAP shoppers to use their food benefits at participating farmer’s markets, and the matching funds may be used to purchase fruit and vegetables.

Program participants should stop by the Market’s red information tent to use their benefits at the Market.

SNAP offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. Just Harvest is working to end hunger by expanding access to healthy food.

How’s it working?

96% of food stamp shoppers rated the Fresh Access program as “Important” or “Very Important” for purchasing fruits and vegetables.

95% of food stamp shoppers rated the Fresh Access program as “Important” or “Very Important” in their decision to shop at farmers markets.

80% of food stamp shoppers said their produce consumption has increased as a result of the Fresh Access program.

99% of food stamp shoppers found the program easy to use.

Figures based on a survey of 122 Fresh Access customers in early 2014