Become a Sponsor
The Medford Farmers’ Market (MFM) runs from June to October, providing residents of Medford and neighboring communities with the weekly opportunity to buy and learn about the benefits of nutritious, locally grown foods.
Open Thursdays from 3-7pm, the market has an average of 500-800 visitors per week, including families, the elderly and SNAP recipients.
The market builds and strengthens community through a number of regular programs, including weekly music, a partnership with the Medford Family Network engaging children with nutritious foods, and a forum for local nonprofits and businesses to engage with the community.
With your support we can further our reach, providing lasting educational and enriching programs for market-goers of all ages.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP?
Join the Medford Farmers Market and our partners in supporting our critical SNAP/ EBT Matching program & our Produce in a SNAP for Seniors program.
For every $20 you donate, you will enable someone to buy $40 worth of produce through our EBT-matching program.
If you have $100 to donate, you will fund the rental of the equipment we need to process EBT payments
If you have $500 to donate, you will support Produce in a SNAP by providing 16 weeks of fresh produce delivery to a elderly resident registered with the Medford Council on Aging.
· EBT/SNAP MATCHING AT THE MEDFORD FARMERS MARKET
SNAP recipients who shop at the Medford Farmers Market receive SNAP beneficiaries simply swipe their EBT debit cards at the market manager’s table, and we match their total bill, up to $20 each week.
This program grows by 10 to 12 percent every year, and last year we matched over $4,500 in fresh, healthy, locally sourced food! This benefit makes fresh locally grown produce more accessible to low income residents and their families who otherwise may not have been able to afford making this healthy choice.
· PRODUCE IN A SNAP FOR SENIORS
We want to make healthy, fresh, seasonal, and local produce available to low-income Medford residents year-round. In order to do so, we created Produce in a SNAP!, which unites our EBT-matching program with our subsidized farm-share program for seniors.
Produce in a SNAP for seniors provides 16 weeks of fresh produce delivery to a low-income elderly resident registered with the Medford Council on Aging. In partnership with New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, we provide these CSA boxes of local-farmer-grown produce to qualified participants at a 75 percent discount.
We host free cooking classes complete with recipes and education on nutrition so the recipients can learn to make healthier choices. Education means more healthy vegetables eaten, less fast-food consumption, and less waste. A win-win-win, if you ask us!