The Department of Social Services is spreading the word about the 2019 CalFresh Market Match that will begin the first week of June! For our sixth year we continue to partner with Connecting Point – Nevada County 211 to provide our CalFresh recipients with a market match program when they use their EBT dollars at our local famers’ markets. This year there are three markets participating in the program:
- Tuesdays ~ The Market at Pine Creek Shopping Center (Raley’s), Freeman Lane, Grass Valley ~ June 4th through September 24th, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
- Thursdays ~ The Market in Grass Valley at the corner of South Auburn & Neal Street, Grass Valley ~ June 6th through September 26th, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm ~ NEW!
- Saturdays ~ The Nevada City Farmers’ Market, Union Street, Nevada City ~ June 1st through November 23rd, 8:30 am to 1:00 pm.
This year’s program will offer the same EBT match as last year and provide a huge benefit to our CalFresh customers. Each household will be eligible to match up to $10 of EBT funds purchased at each and every market throughout the season while funds last. This means that they could potentially receive up to $30 of free tokens each week! Last year was a record breaking season providing our customers an additional $12,034 in tokens to help purchase additional food and produce! This in turn helped our local economy by moving $24,068 of EBT funds to our local farmers.
Customers only need to present their EBT card and ID to participate in the program. Healthy food equals healthier individuals and less hunger in Nevada County! More info about CalFresh here.