Community Food Programs

SNAP/EBT

SNAP is a nutrition program that can be used to purchase eligible food items using wooden tokens. Tokens are in whole dollar amounts and vendors do not provide change.

SNAP-LogoTo find out whether you qualify and to apply for SNAP, please visit http://www.benefits.gov/benefits/benefit-details/1320

For information about the EBT system, visit http://www.benefits.gov/benefits/benefit-details/1320

BONUS:  For every shopper who purchases $5.00 in SNAP/EBT/Food stamp wooden tokens, one New York Freshconnect Check ($2.00) may be given to you to increase your buying power. FreshConnect checks can be used with any vendor who sells SNAP eligible food items. This benefit also applies to (FMNP) customers.

See Manager’s table for additional information and assistance.

WIC and Seniors Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) coupon redemption

Vendors accepting WIC vegetable and fruit checks have a poster at their stall.

The $4 dollar seasonal coupons of FMNP for WIC recipients and seniors can be used to purchase fruits and vegetables where indicated.

Note these are valid for fruits and vegetables ONLY.

Support the Roe Jan Food Pantry

food pantryPlease bring any extra fruit, produce and/or non- perishable food items to the market during market hours and we will deliver those items to our local food bank.

The need is great; please be generous if you are able.

http://hillsdaleny.com/home/roe-jan-food-pantry/

Thank you for your contributions!

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Joining a CSA has become a popular way to purchase local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. A farmer offers a “share” consisting of vegetables and/or other farm products available weekly throughout the season. This arrangement benefits both the farmer and consumer and is a great way to support our local food system.

Some of our vendors offer CSA’s. Check with each farm for specific information.

Hawk Dance Farm http://www.hawkdancefarm.com

Common Hands Farm http://www.commonhandscsa.com