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DOUBLE DOLLARS

Anyone who receives SNAP benefits is eligible to be a part of the Double Dollars program. Double Dollars is Fair Food’s cash-match program at the Fair Food Farmstand in the Reading Terminal Market. Double Dollars increases access to healthy foods for all SNAP beneficiaries. For every $5 you spend at the Farmstand with your EBT card, Fair Food will give you an additional $5 to spend on MORE fresh food—up to $40 in coupons every month.

All Farmstand products qualify for Double Dollars coupons. 

Email us at info [at] fairfoodphilly.org or call 215-386-5211 x108 with any questions or come see us at the Farmstand to sign up.

 

Click link below for  complete details 

http://www.fairfoodphilly.org/double-dollars/

 

                               SNAP  CSA Program

New this year, Fair Food is launching a SNAP CSA program for their Double Dollars customers from May-September! Each box of 5 vegetables and 1 fruit received every two weeks is priced at $10 in SNAP, and Double Dollars matches that to cover the full price. One month's worth of boxes are paid for at the beginning of that month. The SNAP CSA will not affect the monthly limit of $40 in coupons. 

 

Fair Food is launching the first year of our SNAP CSA Program this growing season from May-September 2017. All SNAP recipients, including current Double Dollars customers at the Farmstand, can receive a bi-weekly box of fresh, local, seasonal fruits and vegetables for just $10 in SNAP. The full growing season includes 12 boxes in total, and only one month’s worth of boxes are paid for at a time.

If you'd like to sign up, please visit the Farmstand or fill out the signup form here.

 

What is a CSA?

A CSA stands for community supported agriculture, and it allows people to purchase a portion of a farm’s harvest during the growing season (May-September). Fair Food’s SNAP CSA comes in the form of a biweekly box, and contains produce from the same farmers we source from at the farmstand, as they grow it!

 

What can I expect in my box?

Inside each box, you’ll receive five types of vegetables and one type of fruit, as well as information about the produce and the farmers who grew them.

While we can’t one hundred percent guarantee what kinds of local, seasonal food are going to be ready when we pack each box, here is a general list of fruits and veggies that might show up (and there’s plenty more we haven’t listed!):

May - June: Asparagus, Kale, Lettuce, Spinach, Arugula, Sugar Snap Peas, Rhubarb, Mushrooms, Mint, Garlic, Tomatoes, Scallions, Scapes, Fiddleheads, Ramps, Chives, Strawberries, Blueberries

July - August: Sweet Peppers, Hot Peppers, Cucumbers, Eggplants, Broccoli, Green Beans, Sweet Corn, Okra, Collard Greens, Watermelons, Raspberries, Zucchini, Squash, Peaches

September: Spaghetti Squash, Potatoes, Cauliflower, Tomatoes, Peaches, Pears, Carrots, Cabbage, Brussel Sprouts, Radishes, Leeks, Butternut Squash, Broccoli, Apples

 

Will a SNAP CSA affect my Double Dollars Monthly Limit of $40?

No! You can still earn a full  $40 a month of Double Dollars and also purchase the SNAP CSA.

 

Can I still sign up even if I'm not sure I'll be able to commit to the whole growing season?

Yes! Boxes are paid for on a monthly basis, so you can start, stop or restart any time depending on your SNAP funds.

 

COMPLETE DETAILS FOR INFORMATION ABOVE, PLEASE VISIT THE WEBSITE:

http://www.fairfoodphilly.org/double-dollars/

 

 

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