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.
PLUS a VIP coupon for a free product from Bob's Red Mill!
Source Farms will match the first $2,500 in donations during our 2022 Give!Guide campaign!
The first 25 donations of $25 or more on Small Business Saturday will receive a bottle of Marshall's Haute Sauce!
The first 15 donations of $25 or more on Giving Tuesday will receive a free copy of the Portland Farmers Market Cookbook!
On Thursday, December 15th, for every fruit or vegetable you buy from Rubinette Produce Market (inside Providore Fine Foods), they will donate 20% of proceeds to Farmers Market Fund's Give!Guide campaign!
Three lucky winners will also receive a produce Discovery Box from Rubinette Produce. To enter: donate $10+ or sign up for FMF's newsletter before 11:59 on 12/15! (Discovery Boxes must be picked up in person at Rubinette Produce Market in Portland).
New Season's Market will match your donations up to $2,500 on December 21st (It's a Big Give Day, too!)
Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods Bob Moore and his wife, Charlee, founded Bob’s Red Mill in 1978 with the mission of Inspiring Joy with Wholesome Foods. Today, the Milwaukie, Oregon company is proudly 100% employee owned and a leader in delicious whole grain, gluten free, organic and non-GMO foods.
Dave's Killer Bread Founded in Portland in 2005 Dave’s Killer Bread is America’s #1 Organic Bread packed with nutrition, no artificial anything, and killer taste and texture.
Hot Mama Salsa is handcrafted in Portland. Hot Mama Salsa uses fresh, locally-farmed ingredients in season to craft family recipes originating in the SW desert, never using any fillers, preservatives, or artificial ingredients.
Marshall's Haute Sauce makes unique small batch sauces using ingredients sourced from the farmers market. They make it easy for you to cook healthy farmers market recipes at home with tutorials and recipes posted to our website, and love telling the story of Oregon farmers and Agriculture with each bottle of sauce they make.
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 they also helped found Farmers Market Fund in 2012!
Rubinette Produce Market is named for a small, unassuming yet surprisingly delicious Oregon-bred apple - which is everything they try to be. Located inside Providore FIne Foods, Rubinette Produce Market works with small farms across the Northwest, showcasing new, unusual and delicious greens, fruits and vegetables
Umi Organic is a women-owned business that makes fresh organic noodles and sauces in Portland, Oregon. Our team is dedicated to delicious food, organic farming, and equity in the food system and our workplace.