WHAT IS FRESH EXCHANGE?
Fresh Exchange is a program of Farmers Market Fund that provides a dollar for dollar match (up to $5) for all Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) funds (formerly food stamps) redeemed at the King, Buckman, Northwest and Kenton Portland Farmers Market locations.
Fresh Exchange funds can be used to purchase all SNAP-eligible products, including fruit, vegetables, meat, bread, cheese and some baked goods. Funds can also be used to purchase seeds and edible plant starts.
Since its inception in 2009, Fresh Exchange has helped put over $190,000 of fresh food into the hands of area residents in need. These same funds are then directed into the hands of our region’s farmers and food producers, contributing to the success of the local food economy and fostering healthier communities.