Farmers Market Fund
We make healthy, locally grown food accessible to under-served Oregonians by doubling SNAP benefits at more than 75 Oregon farmers markets, through our Double Up Food Bucks program. We help families bring home more farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, give small farmers an economic boost, and keep more food dollars in our local economy.
Bottom Line for Portland
Donating to Farmers market fund is a triple win that supports families, farmers, and Oregon's local economies.
In 2022, we are prepared to distribute more than $875,000 in Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) incentives directly to 98,000 SNAP shoppers at 30 farmers markets in the Metro area.
In response to dramatic inflation and ongoing pandemic-related challenges, we've increased the amount of match shoppers can receive from $10 to $20, essentially doubling the impact of Double Up Food Bucks!
Last year, shoppers told us that as a result of the Double Up match:
*90% reported purchasing more fresh produce,
*87% reported the amount of food in their house increased, and
- *86% felt an improvement in their overall health.
“Double Up Food Bucks makes me feel like my community is looking out for me, and allows me to eat healthier, fresher foods while getting to know my local farmers.
- Farmers Market shopper
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We recognize that an equitable food system cannot exist within an inequitable society: as a direct result of structural racism and white supremacy, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color living in Oregon perpetually experience the highest levels of hunger. Farmers Market Fund commits to centering anti-racism, racial equity, and inclusion in our programs, operations, culture, and advocacy. We strive to create and support an equitable and just food system that nourishes all Oregonians. Here's more info about how we're engaging with DEIJ work.
Each donation of $250 or more will receive a free copy of the Portland Farmers Market Cookbook!
Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods was founded in 1978 by Bob Moore and his wife, Charlee, in Milwaukie, Oregon. Today, the company is 100% employee owned and dedicated to providing wholesome food to all, including whole grain, gluten free, organic and non-GMO foods.
Hot Mama Salsa is handcrafted in Portland. Owner Nikki Guerrero uses fresh, locally-farmed ingredients in season to craft family recipes originating in the SW desert.
New Seasons Market is a longtime supporter of Farmers Market Fund, and an amazing supporter of food justice work in our region!
Portland Farmers Market operates world-class farmers markets that contribute to the success of local food growers and producers, and create vibrant community gathering. Since 2009, they've supported SNAP matching programs at their markets, and helped found Farmers Market Fund in 2012!
Umi Organic makes high-quality, fresh organic ramen noodles and noodle-and-sauce kits in Portland, Oregon. The Umi team is dedicated to delicious food, organic farming, and equity in the food system and their workplace.