Become a Sponsor
(This link redirects to our crowdfunding campaign on youcaring.com)
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 Senior Bucks program.
Why donate to the Medford Farmers Market?
By donating, you can help us increase access to fresh and local food for all Medford residents! Your contribution will help keep the Medford Farmers Market alive and well, ensuring that all of us, no matter our economic status, get the fresh, local food we value.
HOW WE USE DONATIONS
We appreciate your generosity and will use your donation towards programs such as these below!
TWO PROGRAMS, ONE MISSION
EBT/SNAP MATCHING AT THE MEDFORD FARMERS MARKET SNAP
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 by doubling their spending power at the market.
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 SNAP SENIOR BUCKS, offers low income Medford seniors to ability to buy subsidized produce right at the famers market. We also 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!
For every $20 you donate you will enable someone to buy $40 worth of produce through our EBT-matching program.
If you donate $100 you will help support the operating costs of the market. Funds are needed for insurance, equipment, advertising & other costs to keep the market running smoothly.
A $400 donation will support SNAP Matching for a Medford family for 20 weeks allowing them to make healthier choices by making fresh, local produce affordable.
We also 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!