A New Season and A New Look!

I hope you’re as excited as we are about the upcoming market season.  What can be better than spending a nice spring afternoon at your local community farmers market – seeing your neighbors, meeting your farmer, and taking home fresh, healthy produce!

Best of all, Nashville’s community farmers markets will be accepting SNAP benefits so that all Nashvillians can come out to enjoy a day at the market and take home good food.  Accepting SNAP benefits is good for SNAP participants, and it’s good for farmers’ business – it’s a real win-win.  And we’ve got a new look to help get the word out:Snap EBT Poster Ver 3

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A new poll shows that Americans support greater access to fresh fruits and vegetables for all, including doubling SNAP(food stamp) benefits at farmers markets!

Check out the article in the Washington Post here.

Farmers Market Season is Here!

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Farmers markets across Nashville are gearing up for a busy summer season, neighborhood markets are opening and year round markets are welcoming back farmers with summer seasonal produce. You know what that means! Fresh strawberries, lettuce, and greens are available now. Tomatoes, peppers, and many more fresh fruits and veggies will be filling up farmers’ stalls and shoppers’ baskets soon.

More and more farmers markets are now accepting EBT cards as a form of payment for produce and other food items.  Visit your local market, and make sure to check out the EBT programs at East Nashville Farmers Market and Nashville Farmers’ Market.

Questions about how EBT works at your area farmers market? Want to participate or help support an EBT program?  Contact SNAP Fresh Coordinator, Jackie Contreras, at 615-385-2286 ext. 228 or jackie@communityfoodadvocates.org