Project SHARE and Farmers on the Square (FOTS) are entering their fourth year of collaboration on a program to assist and encourage recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), and Senior (and/or) Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP/FMNP) benefits (all commonly known as food stamps) to provide additional fresh, healthful, nutritious food for their families.
Farmers on the Square strives to offer all members of our community access to fresh, healthy, nutritious, locally produced products. FRESH MATCH (previously known as Double Up Market Bucks) supplements food stamp dollars spent at the market with matching funds in order to improve accessibility of our farmers’ products for these patrons. Access to high-quality food is important from a public health point of view; in low socioeconomic status groups, the burden of diet-related diseases is disproportionately high. By promoting