Cameron Park Farmers’ Market and the La Crosse County Health Department are preparing a special promotion for FoodShare (EBT/Quest) users during National Farmers’ Market Week, from August 3rd to August 8th. During National Farmers’ Market Week, markets across the country are offering double token deals to their FoodShare customers.
During this promotion, FoodShare token purchases from $1 to $20 will be doubled! For example, FoodShare customers purchasing $5 worth of tokens at the market booth will receive an extra $5 of tokens for free, doubling their purchasing power! With a purchase of $20, a FoodShare customer would be able to shop with $40! Allowing FoodShare participants to double their token purchases gives more people an opportunity to provide good nutrition for themselves and their families, and supports local farmers, too. Double Token Days at Cameron Park Market will take place on both August 8th and August 22nd.
Cameron Park Market began accepting FoodShare and debit cards in May of 2013. Customers simply purchase wooden tokens at the Cameron Park Market booth with their debit or FoodShare cards, then exchange the tokens for market goods. Any market item can be purchased with debit tokens; FoodShare tokens can be used to purchase breads, baked goods, fruits, vegetables, meat, eggs, honey, cheese, spices, maple syrup, herbs, pumpkins, coffee beans and food-bearing plants. Left over tokens can be used at future markets. The Double Token Days promotion on August 8th and 22nd is eligible only for FoodShare token purchases, but debit and FoodShare cards are accepted year round!
The Cameron Park Farmers’ Market is open every Friday, May through October, from 4-dusk. “We have been so pleased with our partnership with the La Crosse County Health Department to make the use of FoodShare benefits available at the Cameron Park Farmers’ Market, giving more members of our community access to local, fresh food.” said market manager, Nell Saunders-Scott. “We look forward to celebrating National Farmers’ Market Week and Double Token Days!” More information about Cameron Park Farmers’ Market can be found at http://www.cameronparkmarket.org/.
Funding for this project was provided by the Community Transformation Grant.