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.