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 Senior Share program. We gratefully accept donations, and you can become support the market by purchasing our Medford Farmers Market merchandise on-site at the 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.
TWO PROGRAMS, ONE MISSION
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 will increase the match to $30 per week throughout the month of June 2020! 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.
For every $20 you donate you will enable someone to buy $40 worth of produce through our EBT-matching program.
“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 the Senior Share program to help Medford seniors (age 60+) to to buy subsidized produce right at the farmers market. Seniors pay $5 a week July through September and receive a bag of varied produce valued at over $10.