The Winter Farmers’ Market accepts EBT/SNAP benefits and is doubling all transactions up to $20! Come to the information booth to swipe your EBT card to receive tokens to spend with eligible vendors. The doubled tokens (in $1 increments), funded by the AARP Foundation, can be used on fresh fruits and vegetables at market. The EBT tokens (red tokens in $1 and $0.25 increments) can be used on any food not to be consumed on site, as well as any food producing plants.
Only have a debit/credit card but need cash? Come to the information booth to swipe your card ($2 service charge) for Market Money tokens in $5 increments. Market Money is our own currency and can be spent with any vendor just like cash. Vendors will give change back, or you can save them for a future market. They can also be used like gift certificates.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to support a farm while enjoying the bounty of the harvest. A customer buys a “share” of the harvest for a season, paying the farmer up front for a basket of produce delivered each week. While a CSA share is not for everyone, it can be a great way for customers to develop a relationship with a farm and learn more about what diverse products are available. Check out our Local Food Guide to find CSAs that deliver to our markets, as well as other locations in East Tennessee.
The 2017 Winter Farmers’ Market will kick off our first official Power of Produce Club! Children can participate in activities at all our Winter Farmers’ Markets and receive $5 in PoP Bucks to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables and food producing plants.
WHAT YOU’LL FIND EACH MARKET DAY:
Each of the 8 WFM events will host a PoP Club activity, such as a craft project or cooking demo, and a tasting. Every child visiting the WFM is welcome to participate. Kids who participate in the day’s activity will receive $5 in PoP Bucks to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables or food producing plants.
JOIN THE POP CLUB:
Kids ages 2 to 12 years old are invited to join the WFM PoP Club! By signing up for the PoP Club, children commit to coming to multiple activities through the season, and they’ll receive their own PoP Passport to track their progress. PoP Club members get their own market tote on their return visit, and members that participate in at least 4 activities through the season will get some special prizes on our final day, April 22! To sign up for the Club, just come to a WFM and we’ll tell you all about it!
Club memberships are limited to 50 kids, but all kid visitors are welcome to participate in the day’s activity!
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