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We always accept CalFresh EBT at all of our farmers’ markets. In addition, when you spend $15 of your CalFresh EBT benefits, you will receive an extra $15 to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables at the market with Market Match. For more information, visit the farmers’ market information booth and ask about CalFresh and Market Match.
Market Match is California’s healthy food incentive program, which matches customers’ federal nutrition assistance benefits, like CalFresh (formerly known as food stamps), at farmers’ markets. When customers use their benefits at farmers’ markets, Market Match provides matching funds so that they can buy even more fruits and vegetables. To learn more about the program, visit MarketMatch.org.
Over the last five years, CalFresh and Market Match redemption has tripled at Everyone’s Harvest’s farmers’ markets. In the last ten years, Everyone’s Harvest has coordinated over $232,000 in CalFresh purchases for fresh fruits and vegetables from small, local farms. 2022 was the best year in the history of the Market Match program for Everyone’s Harvest, as more families than ever rely on our markets for healthy, local produce.
This work is so important because the majority of chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure, are related to poor diet. Our U.S. Surgeon General states: Our nation’s biggest health problem is obesity and its diet-related diseases. It’s the fastest-growing cause of disease and death in America. And it’s completely preventable. Eating nutritious fresh fruits and vegetables is key.
Everyone’s Harvest’s community food programs would not be possible without our important Funders, Partners, and Collaborators.
Market Match is a program of the Ecology Center and is funded by the California Department of Food and Agriculture through the California Nutrition Incentive Program and by the USDA through the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program, as well as other funders. Additional support for Everyone’s Harvest’s Market Match Program is provided by the East Bay Community Foundation and
We accept both EBT and P-EBT at all markets.