Double SNAP for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Double SNAP [Logo]Residents eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly the food stamp program, can use their EBT/ACCESS card to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at participating locations, and BFBLGLV will match every dollar spent (up to $10 per day).

 

2017 Participating Locations include:

Northampton County:

Easton Farmers Market
Centre Square, Easton
Sat, 9am-1pm; May-Nov
SNAP/EBT accepted marketwide. Visit the info tent for SNAP tokens.

Easton Public Market
325 Northampton St, Easton
Wed-Sat, 9am–7pm; Sun, 9am–3pm
Use your EBT/Access card at the Highmark Farmstand and receive up to $10 in Double SNAP tokens to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables.

Bath Farmers Market
Rt 329 and Green St, Keystone Park, Bath
Fri, 3-7pm; May-Sept
SNAP/EBT accepted marketwide. Visit the info tent for SNAP tokens.

Bethlehem Farmers Market
Farrington Square, New & Morton Sts, Bethlehem
Thu, 11am-3pm; May-Oct
SNAP/EBT accepted by Bechdoltʼs Orchard

Bethlehem Rose Garden Farmers Market
Eighth & Strawberry Sts, Bethlehem
Sat, 9am-1pm; Jun-Oct
SNAP/EBT accepted by Bechdoltʼs Orchard

Christmas City CSA and Farm Stand
11 W Church St, Bethlehem
Tues, 4pm-6pm; June-Oct
SNAP customers can receive $10 off the cost of a farm share per week, or use the benefit at the farm stand

Saucon Valley Farmers Market
Water Street Park, 90 W Water St, Hellertown
Sun, 9am-1pm; May-Nov
SNAP/EBT accepted by Bechdoltʼs Orchard

Bechdolt Orchards
2209 Leithsville Road, Hellertown
Mon-Sun, 9am-5pm

Blue Valley Farmers Market
707 American Bangor Road, Bangor
Sun, 10am-2pm; May-Oct
SNAP/EBT accepted by Clear Spring Farms

Nazareth Farmers Market
Centre Square, Center St, Nazareth
Sat, 9am-1pm; May-Oct
SNAP/EBT accepted by Clear Spring Farms

The Kellyn Foundation’s Eat Real Food Mobile Market
Tuesdays: Slate Belt  YMCA  (315 W. Pennsylvania Ave, Pen Argyl); 4-6pm
Wednesdays: Bethlehem YMCA (430 East Broad Street, Bethlehem); 9-10:30am
               Marvine Elementary School (1425 Livingston Street, Bethlehem); 11:30am-1:30pm
               South Bethlehem (640 E. Fourth Street, Bethlehem); 3-6pm
Thursdays: Cheston Elementary School (723 Coal St, Easton); 11:30am-1pm
                Easton Area Community Center (901 Washington St, Easton); 4-6pm
Fridays: Lutheran Manor (2085 Westgate Dr, Bethlehem); 10:30am-12pm
                Moravian House (737 Main Street, Bethlehem); 1-2:30pm

12th St Market and Deli (A Lehigh Valley Healthy Corner Store)
1201 Bushkill St, Easton
Mon-Sat, 7am-7pm; Sun, 8am-5pm

Lehigh County:

Blue Mountain Farm Market
Delaware and Lehigh Trailhead on Main Street, Slatington
Fri,12pm-6pm and Sat, 8am-2pm; May-Oct

Rodale Institute’s Agriculture Supported Communities Vegetable Shares and Farm Stands

  • Sacred Heart Hospital Sigal Center, 450 W Chew St, Allentown
    Thu, 3-6pm; June-Nov
  • Allentown YMCA, 425 15th St, Allentown
    Sat, 9am-1pm; June-Nov

Jayden Grocery and Deli (A Lehigh Valley Healthy Corner Store)
802 S. 8th St, Allentown
Open daily, 7am-7pm

Fresh Fridays Local Food Market
7th & Hamilton Sts, Allentown
Fri, 4-7pm; May-Oct
SNAP/EBT accepted marketwide. 

More Locations Coming Soon!

The Double SNAP incentive program is made possible by a USDA Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grant.

In the winter of 2014/2015, I went from having three part-time jobs to zero jobs… I was surprised to learn that even when I picked up one, and then another, part-time job, working 40+ hours per week, I still fell slightly short of what I needed every months to pay my bills. I have been a recipient of SNAP benefits since May 2015… going to the Easton Farmers’ Market every Saturday was often times what I most looked forward to in a week… And being able to offer $20 of SNAP to get $40 back to spend at the market— that was exceptionally helpful to me. The first time the folks from the market explained it to me, I thought I misunderstood. Was it too good to be true? Can I really come here and buy such beautiful veggies and have my food assistance DOUBLED? When it was hard to get out of bed some days, being able to make a beautiful fresh, healthy meal for myself was incredibly important on my path to self-care. It was possible because of Buy Fresh Buy Local working with SNAP.

—JK, 1/19/2016

Other ways that BFBLGLV is working to improve fresh food access in low-income neighborhoods:

BFBLGLV has been instrumental in helping farmers register with the USDA to accept SNAP Benefits and working with community organizations to establish farm share programs & farm stands in the following low-income neighborhoods.

BFBLGLV also established the market-wide EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) program at the Easton Farmers’ Market, allowing all farmers to accept SNAP benefits for eligible products.

BFBLGLV works with community-based organizations and agencies to connect consumers eligible for Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) vouchers to local foods. For example, the Hispanic Center Farm Stand was conveniently located near the county WIC office and a senior center, making fresh, local produce easily accessible for those looking to use the vouchers. Check the Fresh Food Finder and Local Foods Guide to see if your farmer accepts FMNP vouchers.

For more information, contact:
Allison Czapp, BFBLGLV Outreach Coordinator
allison@nurturenaturecenter.org
610-216-7659

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