Farmers Market Application

Bring Double Up to your Farmers Market!

Farmers Market Fund invites Oregon farmers markets to apply to participate in the Double Up Food Bucks SNAP incentive program during the Winter 2023 market season (January-April).

Program Description

Farmers Market Fund (FMF) is a Portland-based 501(c)3 nonprofit that makes healthy, locally-grown food accessible to underserved Oregonians. Farmers Market Fund’s Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) program makes it easier for low-income Oregonians to access more fruits and vegetables while supporting family farmers and growing local economies. The DUFB program provides Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients with a match up to $20 to purchase fruits and vegetables at participating locations.

After learning that DUFB cannot be used to match EBT Cash transactions in late 2021 (EBT food/SNAP only), FMF implemented the EBT Cash Produce Match program (Produce Match). Markets operating in Columbia, Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington, and bordering counties are eligible to apply for Produce Match funding in this application. Produce Match works just like DUFB, matching up to $20 in EBT Cash to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables. 

These programs have a broad base of support from private and community foundations and partners, an appropriation from the State of Oregon for the 2021-2023 biennium, a federal Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP) grant for 2021-2023, and a federal GusNIP COVID Relief & Response (GusCRR) for 2023-2024.

Application Timeline
Applications Due: November 28, 2022
Notification of selection: December 9, 2022
Contracts distributed:  December 13, 2022
Market Manager Training: December 15, 2022
2023 Winter DUFB season begins:  January 1, 2023

In order to participate in the Winter 2023 DUFB program, please read the program information below and complete the application by November 28, 2022.

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify to participate in this program, your market should: 

  • Have accepted SNAP benefits for a minimum of 1 season
  • Have a functioning point of sale device and SNAP currency 
  • Have capacity to handle an increase in accounting and reporting tasks, including tracking weekly SNAP sales, monthly reporting, and local outreach
  • If applicable, have written support from your governing or fiscal organization (if different from the market operations organization)
  • Have a designated market manager or staff person responsible for Double Up Food Bucks program administration

If you have questions about these requirements, please contact: 
Mallory Watson, Program Coordinator: mallory@farmersmarketfund.org

Questions?

Contact: 

Mallory Watson, FMF Program Coordinator

mallory@farmersmarketfund.org

503-241-0032