Fresh SNAP

Come Join The Farmer’s Market Family!
We now accept SNAP Benefits!

fresh-snapThe Polson Farmers Market Co-op is a proud partner in the Fresh SNAP project. Bringing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients easy access to our local fresh market place  along with helping recipients make healthier food choices.

Join Fresh SNAP

The Polson Farmers Market currently accepts SNAP benefits by swiping an EBT card, in exchange for tokens that each qualified food vendor accepts. Fresh SNAP would use matching monetary incentives from donations within the community, of up to $10 at the point-of-sale, per week to encourage households that receive SNAP benefits to purchase fresh and local fruits, vegetables, milk, meats, eggs, plants & edible produce seeds. For example: If a recipient swipes their card to receive tokens for $10, they would automatically receive ten more “sponsored” dollars in tokens, per market week.

ebtTo join Fresh SNAP simply come to the market and stop by the Market Masters booth located in the center of the market and present your EBT card to receive your SNAP and Fresh SNAP tokens for your purchases of program eligible food items.

Be A Sponsor

Please become a proud sponsor by donating to the Fresh SNAP match dollars. Your generous donation, no matter how large or small, will go toward providing participants $5 in tokens to stretch their weekly SNAP benefits purchase of plants, fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods.

Free Food Handling and Food Processing Classes

The Fresh SNAPs Program is offering free food handling and storage classes. Each qualified SNAP recipient who attends an entire class will receive valuable information on food preparation and storage. A $20 certificate will be presented upon completion of the class to be used at the market for Fresh SNAP food tokens. Classes will include children activities…so bring the kids! SIGN UP FOR CLASSES AT THE MARKET MASTERS BOOTH. Limit of 12 persons per class.

2016 Classes – Tentative Class Schedule

Rene Kittle, MSU Extension Agent, 701 B 1st Street East, Polson, MT
June 7 – Garden Planting (2-3pm)
July 12 – Jam making (2-4pm)
August 9 – Pickling (2-4pm)

Salish and Kootenai College, Pablo, MT
June 21 – TBD (2-3pm)
July 26 – TBD (2-4pm)
August 26 – Market tour for produce identification and uses (10-1pm)

Sponsors and Coordinators

Polson Farmers Market Co-op
Lake County Community Development Corporation
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Department of Human Resources Development
Total Screen Design
Salish and Kootenai College
Flathead Extension office/MSU
Town Pump Foundation