MENOMONIE (WQOW) – The farmers market is constantly a fantastic area to discover locally-grown fruit and vegetables, however the return of Market Match programs in 2022 will make that home-grown goodness much more available here in the Chippewa Valley.
In 2021, households that utilized their Foodshare breeze or EBT card to buy tokens for vegetables and fruits at the Menomonie market were repaid approximately $10 per go to.
This year, the program returns, thanks to grants from Marshfield Center Health System and Mayo Center Health System, amounting to $6,000. Dunn County Health Director KT Gallagher stated she is positive these grants will supply a complete season of repayments at the Menomonie Farmers Market.
The marketplace is open on Wednesday and Saturday throughout the summer season, for an overall of 45 days, or 45 different gos to where a household would be qualified to be repaid $10 on their Foodshare card.
Gallagher included the program is not almost putting healthy food on the table, however likewise about making sure the assistance of regional farmers who supply it.
” It benefits farmers and it benefits households,” Gallagher stated. “In 2015 we had the ability to have more than 140 regional households have access to fresh vegetables and fruits in a manner they would not have actually had otherwise. Which equated to over $8,000 in regional farmers’ wallets, which is a great deal.”
The Downtown Eau Claire Farmers Market likewise has a Market Match program, which will compare to $10 each week, per breeze card.
There are likewise Farmers Market Checks offered for the 2022 market season through the Unique Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Kid, typically called WIC.
WIC supplies checks of $30 per qualified individual as soon as per summer season, starting in June, and the checks can be utilized at any WIC-approved suppliers or stands state-wide.
Discover More about the Menomonie Market Match program here
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