Did you know with a $5 purchase of locally grown fruits & vegetables at participating retailers like our local Farmer's Market in Barnwell, using your SNAP EBT card, you can get $15 in Healthy Bucks to purchase additional fruits and vegetables? To access a current list of participating vendors, which is always updating, click here, https://www.schealthybucks.com/vendor-locations
The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) is a seasonal USDA grant program that provides participants with access to fresh, nutritious, unprocessed fruits and vegetables from local farmers’ markets and is designed to increase awareness and use of community markets.
Eligibility & Benefit:
Benefits are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. To be eligible for the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program you must be:
Purchase fresh fruits & vegetables from authorized farmers.
In 2023, eligible participants received 5 SFMNP checks worth $10.00 each; for a total benefit of $50.00 that can be used at participating farmers’ market to purchase fresh, locally grown produce.
To use the S.C. Farmers and Roadside Market App, visit http://gis.dhec.sc.gov/farmersMarkets/.
Willie Nixon, SFMNP Program Coordinator (803) 898–1760, between 8:30am-5:00pm.
MD and Chef, Dr. Michelle Hauser shares, "Shopping for local produce and other local food items at farmer’s markets and stores reduces additional greenhouse gases used in transportation of food." It also includes some bonuses, "local produce tends to be fresher and tastier, too! Learning to purchase the proper amount of food and using fresh produce before it spoils can also benefit the environment and your pocketbook by reducing food waste."
"You drench the plowed ground with rain, melting the clods and leveling the ridges. You soften the earth with showers and bless its abundant crops. You crown the year with a bountiful harvest; even the hard pathways overflow with abundance." | Psalm 65:10-11
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