Programs

SNAP/EBT and Market Money

The Market Square Farmers’ Market accepts EBT/SNAP benefits!  Come to the information booth on any market day to swipe your EBT card to receive tokens to spend with eligible vendors.  EBT tokens can be used on any food not to be consumed on site, as well as any food producing plants.

Only have a debit/credit card but need cash?  Come to the information booth on any market day to swipe your card for Market Money tokens in $5 denominations.  Market Money is our own currency and can be spent with any vendor just like cash.  Vendors will give change back, or you can save them for a future market.  They can also be used like gift certificates.

Interested in a CSA share?

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to support a farm while enjoying the bounty of the harvest.  Basically, a customer buys a “share” of the harvest for a season, paying the farmer up front for a basket of produce delivered each week.  While a CSA share is not for everyone, it can be a great way for customers to develop a relationship with a farm and learn more about what diverse products are available.  The MSFM has many farms delivering CSA shares during the market.

Gleaning

At the close of each market, volunteers with the Society of St. Andrew visit our vendors and pick up donations from our farmers and food producers.  These “extras” are then donated to local agencies providing food to the hungry.  The Society of St. Andrew also will provide each participating vendor with a detailed account of their donations and provide them with a donation statement to use as a deduction on their taxes.

If you have any questions about any of these programs, please email us at knoxfarmersmarket@gmail.com

 

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