Fresh Bucks Bonus Program
Jun 01, 2014 12:00 PM
Dec 31, 2014 07:00 PM
|Where||University District, Broadway, West Seattle Farmers Markets|
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The Fresh Bucks incentive program provides up to a $10 fresh fruit and vegetable bonus match (for a minimum of $10 of EBT/SNAP benefits redeemed) at all seven of our Farmers Markets.
How it works: when you swipe your EBT (SNAP) card at the farmers market Information Booth, you will be given a match of up to $10 in Fresh Bucks for the first $10 of EBT you redeem per market day, starting in May or June, 2014 (exact start date TBD).
Program History: During the 2012 farmers market season, the City of Seattle's Office of Sustainability & Environment partnered with the Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance to pilot a larger-scale version of an incentive program that we had been offering our EBT shoppers for many years. We started the bonus program initially to raise awareness about our farmers markets' EBT program, and to give a small bonus to our EBT shoppers. From that early effort, we've created a replicable model that is now offered city-wide. We are currently fundraising for the 2014 Fresh Bucks Program, and we're providing consultation and support to grow the program to all of King County and eventually, the entire State of Washington.