Farmers Market Fund

Mission

We make healthy, locally grown food accessible to under-served Oregonians by doubling SNAP benefits at more than 60 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 2021, we are prepared to distribute more than $250,000 in Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) incentives directly to 27,900 SNAP shoppers at 30 farmers markets in the Metro area. 

 

Last year, shoppers told us that as a result of the Double Up match:

*86% reported purchasing more fresh produce, 

*87% reported the amount of food in their house increased, and 

  • *86% felt an improvement in their overall health.

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“DUFB has changed our lives for the better! We have changed our diets due to being able to afford and obtain the fresh produce, thanks to DUFB. We have been able to meet, befriend, and help support our local farmers for all the hard work they do every year. Our family’s health has improved, as well as our energy…the DUFB program has brought us more peace, because we stress less about the money we use for the food we NEED.” - 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 centuries of structural racism, 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 as we strive to create and support an equitable and just food system that nourishes all Oregonians.

Incentives

Every Give!Guide donor will receive a free Hot Mama salsa PLUS a free 1-pound yakisoba noodle and a container of yakisoba sauce from Umi Organic

 

Each donation of $250 or more will receive a free copy of the Portland Farmers Market Cookbook!

Business Partner(s)

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.

 

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Year Founded: 2012


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