After last year’s successful pilot, the Fresh Bucks program is returning to area farmers markets, including the Madrona Farmers Market.
The Fresh Bucks program doubles the value of SNAP electronic benefit transfer (EBT), commonly called food stamps, for produce purchases at participating farmers markets. EBT users receive a $10 match for a minimum $10 purchase with their EBT card. The program, a partnership between JPMorgan Chase, The Seattle Foundation, and the City of Seattle, runs from July through October at 17 city farmers markets.
The Fresh Bucks program helps make healthy food more available to low-income shoppers while also supporting small farmers. The Madrona Farmers Market is open on Fridays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the parking lot of Grocery Outlet on Martin Luther King Jr. Way and E. Union St. To acquire Fresh Bucks, visit the Market Information Desk.