Double Market Bucks Program

Increasing access to local, healthy food

To increase access to nutritious foods available at the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market, to reduce local food insecurity, and to strengthen the local food economy, the Farmers’ Market began accepting SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits in 2007 through the “Market Bucks” program. In 2013, the Bloomington Parks Foundation supported an incentive program called “Double Market Bucks” to match SNAP purchases at the Market. When customers with SNAP benefits purchase Market Bucks, they receive a matching dollar amount (up to $27 per visit) in additional Market buckets to use at the Farmers’ Market. Market Bucks are paper vouchers that may be used like cash to purchase SNAP-eligible food and food-bearing seeds and plants from participating Market vendors.

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