Our initiative to bring together the two groups of sellers and buyers has always driven us to continue to do more. One of the markets main goals is to educate consumers regarding the importance of fresh produce. Healthy food = healthy people. We strive to help folks learn how they can buy a few food producing plants and feed their own for very little money. Vendors offer a wealth of information with not only recipes, but also by way of health benefits derived from certain fruits, herbs and vegetables.
In line with our goals, 2010 was our first year participating in the Federally funded SNAP(Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). The program allows low-income shoppers to use their Bridge Cards (formerly known as food stamps) to purchase garden fresh produce, vegetable plants and herbs right at the markets. By implementing this program we will also be able to accept credit and debit cards!