Fresh Bucks Bonus Program
Jul 08, 2013 12:00 PM
Dec 31, 2013 07:00 PM
|Where||University District, Broadway, West Seattle Farmers Markets|
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Bonus Program Extended
Through Dec 31, 2013!
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 our year-round Farmers Markets:
- University District on Saturdays, 9am-2pm
- West Seattle on Sundays, 10am-2pm
- Broadway on Sundays, 11am-3pm
Columbia City, Lake City, Phinney and Magnolia also offer the Fresh Bucks Program, but are now closed for the season.
How it works: when you swipe your EBT 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. The program was slated to run from July-October this year, but has been extended through the end of 2013. Fresh Bucks with the expiration date of Oct 31st will be honored and redeemable through the end of 2013. The last market dates when Fresh Bucks will be distributed and honored are: Broadway 12/22, U District 12/29, and West Seattle 12/29. The program will begin again in May or June, 2014.
Program History: During the 2012 market season, the City of Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment partnered with the Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance to pilot a larger scale version of an incentive program that we had been offering our shopper for years. Now, instead of our efforts simply raising the profile of our on site EBT program and giving a small bonus to our shoppers, we've created a replicable model that is now offered city-wide. We are currently fund raising for the 2014 Fresh Bucks Program. We're also providing consultation and support to grow the program to all of King County and eventually, the entire State of Washington.