We were able to start Double Up Food Bucks at Corvallis Saturday on April 16, a little earlier than most other Oregon farmers’ markets. Since May started we’re been running it in both Albany and Corvallis and both days in the latter city.
Two other Linn County farmers’ markets are signed up. Lebanon Downtown Farmers’ Market opened last Thursday, and Sweet Home Farmers’ Market is opening June 7, a Tuesday.
That’s 4 opportunities per week in Benton and Linn counties to double the amount of fresh and local food a family using SNAP can afford.
Here’s the press release about Double Up Food Bucks from the Farmers Market Fund: 2016-05-10 FMF Press Release – Double Up Food Bucks Launch FINAL