Our Thanks Goes Out to Our Newest Gimme5 Sponsor
Last Day to Use WIC/Senior Farmers Market Vouchers Is:
Sunday, October 30th, 2016
All JCFM Markets Accept Credit, Debit, EBT Cards, Fresh Bucks, WIC and SFMNP Vouchers
HOW IT WORKS:
The Jefferson County Farmers Markets are happy to support access to local, seasonal and healthy food for all people in our community. We have two basic food assistance matching programs at our markets: Gimme5 and Fresh Bucks.
Through Jefferson County Farmers Markets’ Gimme5 program we provide $5 tokens for the purchase of fresh food from our local farms, including: fruit, vegetables, meat, cheese, eggs, vegetable starts, seeds and honey. We match Women Infant and Children (WIC) and Senior Nutrition Farmers Market Vouchers with Gimme5 tokens at a rate of $20 in Gimme5 tokens for each pack of vouchers. Support for our Gimme5 food assistance marching program comes from individual donation and from Jefferson Healthcare, Pane d'Amore Bakery, the Port Townsend Food Co-op and United Good Neighbors. Please visit our Support pages to learn more about opportunities to support Gimme5.
Shopping with Gimme5:
- Bring your Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT or Food Stamps) or WIC checks to any Jefferson County Farmers Market and we will give you EXTRA market tokens to spend on fresh, seasonal food for you and your family.
- WIC and Senior Nutrition Farmers Market vouchers: This year we are able to match WIC Senior Checks with $20 in Gimme5 tokens.
- When you spend $20 or more on your EBT card we give you Fresh Bucks and one Gimme5 token.
- ONLY FARM VENDORS CAN accept Gimme5 tokens.
- You can use Gimme5 tokens to purchase: fruit, vegetables, meat, cheese, eggs, vegetable starts, seeds and honey.
- Our vendors CANNOT give you cash back for Gimme5.
Fresh Bucks is a new program to the Port Townsend and Chimacum Farmers Markets. With support from a United States Department of Agriculture Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentives grant, Fresh Bucks gives shoppers who receive Basic Food Assistance more buying power for the purchase of local fruit, vegetables, herbs and vegetable plant starts. In addition to buying produce at the Port Townsend and Chimacum Farmers Markets, Fresh Bucks can be used at participating farmers markets throughout Washington State. Other farmers markets that accept Fresh Bucks include: Bainbridge, Belfair, Bremerton, Kingston, Port Angeles, Port Orchard, Poulsbo, Sequim, Silverdale, Shelton and Suquamish.
Shopping with Fresh Bucks:
- Every time you use your EBT card at the Port Townsend and Chimacum Farmers Markets we give you $2 in Fresh bucks for every $5 you spend.
- Spend $20 or more on your EBT card and get one Gimme5 token in addition to Fresh Bucks.
- There is no limit on the amount of EBT dollars that can be matched.
- ONLY FARM VENDORS CAN accept Fresh Bucks.
- Fresh Bucks can purchase fruit, vegetables, herbs and vegetable plant starts.
- You can use Fresh Bucks at participating farmers markets statewide.
- Our vendors CANNOT give you cash back for Fresh Bucks.
EBT Token Rules:
- ONLY FARM AND PROCESSED FOOD VENDORS CAN accept EBT tokens.
- Change CANNOT be given for EBT tokens.
WIC/Senior Farmers Market Voucher Rules:
- The WIC office at Jefferson Public Health and OlyCap distribute WIC and Senior Nutrition Farmers Market Vouchers.
- Bring your WIC or Senior Nutrition Farmers Market Vouchers to the Port Townsend or Chimacum Farmers Markets and we will match you $20 in Gimme5 tokens.
- ONLY approved FARM VENDORS CAN accept WIC or Senior Nutrition Farmers Market Vouchers. Look for the WIC/Senior signs at participating market booths.
- WIC or Senior Nutrition Farmers Market Vouchers can be used to purchase fruit and vegetables only.
- Our vendors CANNOT give you cash back for WIC or Senior Nutrition Farmers Market Vouchers purchases.
Flora Token Rules:
The Jefferson County Farmers Market offers a free ATM service. Customers wishing to use the service can swipe their credit or debit card and receive $20 market tokens. They can be spent at any market vendors stand and change will be provided. The tokens have a little color picture of Flora, our mascot, and they say "In Flora We Trust."
- CAN be used at EVERY market booth.
- CAN give CHANGE back.
- All JCFM tokens are only for use at the Chimacum and Port Townsend Farmers Markets.
- VISA OR MASTERCARD ONLY. NO AMERICAN EXPRESS.
We are pleased to have the support of a new national partner, Wholesome Wave.