Aug 01, 2021 11:41 PM

Geary Community Farmers Market is part of a program benefiting low-income families, farmers

Posted Aug 01, 2021 11:41 PM

Double Up Food Bucks offers a match program for SNAP participants

The Geary Community Farmers Market continues to offer the Double Up Food Bucks program, a healthy food incentive program that helps low-income families eat more healthy food and supports local farmers.

SNAP participants who shop at the Geary Community Farmers Market can swipe their EBT cards to get tokens to use for food purchases. Through the Double Up program, SNAP participants receive a matching number of Double Up Food Bucks tokens for free, up to $25 per day. This doubles the dollars they can spend on healthy food at the market. The SNAP tokens can be used to buy any SNAP-eligible items at the market, and the matching free Double

Up Food Bucks tokens can be used for any fresh fruits and vegetables. The Double Up tokens can be used any time at the market through the 2021 market season. The market is held every Thursday, 4-7 p.m., adjacent to South Washington Street in the parking lot in front of  the JC Naz Church.