WHO ARE WE?


WHO ARE WE?


Farmers Market Fund believes that everyone in our community should have access to healthy food.


As a charitable companion organization to Portland Farmers Market, Farmers Market Fund is dedicated to providing low-income, elderly and under-served populations throughout the region greater access to fresh, locally grown food.


Farmers Market Fund delivers on its mission by administering Fresh Exchange, a money matching program for SNAP recipients.


Farmers Market Fund also leads a collaboration of farmers markets in the region to build funding for money matching programs region-wide, increasing the collective impact these programs have in our communities.


WHAT IS FRESH EXCHANGE?


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 has helped put over $200,000 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, improving the local food economy and fostering healthier communities.


Coming Soon! In 2016, Farmers Market Fund will be launching Double Up Food Bucks, a new incentive program that will match SNAP purchases up to $10 at over 45 farmers markets across Oregon. Stay tuned for more details.

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