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Sign up for DOUBLE UP FOOD BUCKS at Southeast Area Farmers’ Market

When you use a SNAP Bridge Card to shop at the Southeast Area Farmers’ Market, the amount of DUFB SEAFM 7-25money that you spend is matched with Double Up Food Bucks. Double Up Food Bucks can then be used to buy fruits and vegetables that have been grown in Michigan—you can “double up” up to $20 per day.

You need a valid Bridge Card with food assistance benefits—and you only need to sign up only once, and it takes less than a minute. Our Kitchen Table is signing people up for Double Up Food Bucks at the Market.

You can earn up to $20 per market day in credits by using their Bridge Card to buy any approved foods with any participating vendor. Throughout Kent County, credits are stored automatically on a shopper’s Bridge Card.

You do not need to use your Double Up Food Bucks on the same day you get them. You can spend credits on fruits and vegetables grown in Michigan with participating vendors. In Grand Rapids, you can also take advantage of the Double Up Food Bucks program at the Fulton Street Farmers’ Market, YMCA Farmers’ Market and Veggie Van, Downtown Market farmers’ market and the Healthy Street Farmers’ Market.

The Southeast Area Farmers’ Market is open:

  • Fridays, 3 to 7 p.m. at Garfield Park, Burton Street and Madison Avenue SE.
  • Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Gerald R Ford Academic Center, Madison Avenue just south of Franklin Street SE.

Both market sites feature local, chemical free produce and also warmly welcome SNAP/EBT, Kent County Health Department coupons,  WIC & Sr. ProjectFresh as well as cash and debit cards.

OKT gardens off to a good start!

Our Kitchen Table has distributed nearly 3,000 organic starter food plants to yard gardeners, school gardens and community gardens. Under the attentive care of our garden coaches and growers, the plants are making great progress and already yielding produce (mustard greens, kale and herbs!)

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Stop by Southeast Area Farmers’ Market Friday & Saturday!

SEAFM logoThe market is up and running! Market manager, Dorothy Griswold, notes that three vendors–Real Food Farms, Ms. Yvonne Woodard and Blandford Farm–will be on hand selling lettuces, kale, kohlrabi, scallions, tomatoes and summer squash.

Southeast Area Farmers’ Market operates on two days at two locations:

  • Fridays, 3 to 7 p.m. at Garfield Park, Burton Street and Madison Avenue SE.
  • Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Gerald R Ford Academic Center, Madison Avenue just south of Franklin Street SE.

Both market sites accept SNAP/EBT, Double Up Food Bucks and WIC & Sr. ProjectFresh as well as cash and debit cards.

Southeast Area Farmers’ Market season starts today!

The Southeast Area Farmers’ Market season runs from today through November 8.Tolberts SEAFM 11-8

  • Fridays, 3 to 7 p.m. at Garfield Park, Burton Street and Madison Avenue SE.
  • Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Gerald R Ford Academic Center, Madison Avenue just south of Franklin Street SE.

Both market sites will feature local, chemical free produce and accept SNAP/EBT, Double Up Food Bucks and WIC & Sr. ProjectFresh as well as cash and debit cards.

We hope to see you there!

OKT food plants leave greenhouse for gardens

On Saturday, OKT garden coaches, Jeff Smith and Camilla Voelkers, picked up the organic starter food plants that Blandford Farm grower, Aaron Snippe, tended for the OKT’s Food Diversity Project yard and community gardens. This slide show gives you a peak inside the greenhouse. Thank you, Aaron, for all of your great work!

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