Farmers Market Fund helps low-income families bring home healthy food, supports small farmers, and keeps more food dollars in our local economy. We make nutritious, local produce more affordable by doubling SNAP benefits at more than 20 metro-area farmers markets.
Bottom Line for Portland
In 2017, 90 percent of SNAP shoppers purchased more fresh produce as a result of the match and 89 percent felt improvement in their overall health. This program encouraged 2,111 households to use SNAP at a farmers market for the first time. Farmers markets reported a 39 percent increase in SNAP sales.
“I think this program is incredible! I can hardly afford to feed my growing kids, and junk food is more affordable than healthy foods. Thanks to this SNAP match, I have the opportunity to expose my kids to fresh, local healthy food!”
—Portland Farmers Market shopper