Fresh, local and healthy food should be available to all people, regardless of their means. Food assistance programs at farmers markets help build bridges to greater food security and improved nutrition for lower-income individuals and families. Read below for more details on each program. An interactive map with most regional food assistance resources is also available here.
New in 2018: $10 SNAP Match! We’re increasing our SNAP incentives from an additional $5 to an additional $10 for SNAP customers that use benefits at our farmers market. Gorge Grown’s Matching Program doubles SNAP purchases dollar for dollar up to a certain amount— meaning you could get $10 worth of food for only $10 from your SNAP account.
Simply come to the market information booth (orange tent), swipe your EBT card, and receive an extra $10 in FREE tokens to shop for fresh, local groceries every week!
All vendors at our market accept WIC & Senior Farm Direct Nutrition Program vouchers. This program provides eligible families and seniors an additional source of nutritious food and education on selecting and preparing fresh produce.
In Oregon: Farm Direct Nutrition Program
In Washington: Farmers Market Nutrition Program
Gorge Grown’s Veggie Rx is a fruit and vegetable prescription program that provides individuals and families with vouchers to use at farmers markets. Find more info here.
To enroll, ask your healthcare provider about Veggie Rx.
The first 20 kids to visit the market information booth (orange tent) will receive a free $2 token to purchase fresh fruits or vegetables from a local farmer.