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FARMERS MARKET FOOD PROGRAMS

Duvall Farmers Market continues its commitment to providing access to fresh local healthy food to all members of the community, regardless of income.

We accept EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) cards, formerly known as Food Stamps. EBT may be used to purchase fresh or processed food, but not prepared ready to eat served food, in compliance with program regulations. To utilize EBT, market patrons come to the market information booth at the base of the steps to have their card scanned in exchange for tokens. The tokens may then be used with any vendor with eligible products. This system allows the market to absorb the administrative costs of providing EBT instead of passing the cost on to farmers and other vendors.

To increase access to fresh produce, Duvall Farmers Market participates in the Fresh Bucks Program, which matches the first $10 of EBT used on produce. This applies only to produce, not processed or prepared foods. Fresh Bucks will be given by request when EBT is exchanged for tokens. 

This year we are also expanding our matching program to include WIC and Senior FMNP (Farmers Market Nutrition Program) checks. These are distributed to eligible patrons in June. WIC and Senior FMNP checks can only be used with farmers certified to take them, and can only be used for  fresh produce, in compliance with program regulations. The majority of our farmers are certified to handle WIC/Senior FMNP checks, and will display the WIC/Senior FMNP poster. Check holders can have their checks marked  at the market information booth and receive a market coupon which doubles the value of the check.

A few anonymous donors have committed to funding the matching programs this season, and the market continues to search for additional sponsors for this program.  DFM hopes to receive funding from a USDA grant whose purpose is to increase access to fresh food in farmers markets. This would provide a stable and reliable funding source and expand our ability to match benefits.  The market is also exploring ways in which to provide outreach and education to eligible patrons.

Throughout the market are crates for collecting donations of fresh food for the Food Pantry at Holy Innocents Catholic Church in Duvall.  The farmers are very generous with donations of produce, and we encourage the market patrons to contribute as well. Holy Innocents Church has sponsored a food pantry for nearly two decades, serving over two hundred individuals each week.  Anyone who asks for help is given assistance. Food Pantry clients come primarily from Duvall, Monroe and Carnation.  Basic food and produce is provided as available, as well as non-food items such as toiletries, toilet paper and diapers. There is also an area with clothing, household items, toys and books from which people are welcome to take as needed. Food Pantry clients come primarily from Duvall, Monroe and Carnation.  

If you or your organization is interested in helping to fund our EBT matching program, volunteer to develop outreach and education materials, or deliver market food donations to Holy Innocents each week, please contact Marlene Lambert, the market manager.  Her email is manager@duvallfarmersmarket.org or call 425-381-0385.

VENDORS AT THIS WEEK'S MARKET

PRODUCE

Ayala Farm

Seasonal vegetables & fruits

Cha New Life Gardens

Seasonal vegetables, fruits & flowers

Local Roots Farm

Seasonal vegetables, flowers & herbs

Martin Family Orchards

Apples and Pears, fruit spreads, apple and pear cider

River Willow Farm

Seasonal vegetables & plant starts

DAIRY

Cherry Valley Dairy

Butter, soft cheeses, hard cheeses & whey

 

PREPARED FOOD

314 Pie

Australian-style savory and sweet pies

Georgia's Bakery

Full array of baked goods

Luv Macarons

Gluten-Free sweet and savory gourmet French Macarons

Patty Pan Grill

Fresh vegetable quesadillas. Beef, pork or vegetarian tamales.

Sambusa Shave Ice

Shave ice with fruit and vegetable juice flavoring. No dyes or artificial ingredients.

Simply Kettle Corn

Fresh popped kettle and caramel corn.

Veraci Pizza

Wood-fired thin-crust pizza

ARTISANS

CH Wool

Wool yarns, wool rugs & wool products

Debbie BB Art

Hand-thrown pottery

Heavenly Soap

Handcrafted scented soaps, shampoos and conditioners

Married Merchants Folkart

Wood furniture and hand-appliqued wool pillows

Art Jewelry

Hand-knitted hats & hand-beaded jewelry

 

WINE

Picolla Cellars

Wine packaged in eco-friendly totes. Wine tasting will be offered this year!Cedar Ridge Winery Small lot bottled wine. Wine tasting is offered this year!

PET FOOD

Porter's Pride

Cat and Dog raw diet food made with local meats, grains and essential oils.
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AS A COURTESY TO OUR NEIGHBORING BUSINESSES

Please use the designated Farmers Market parking in the lot by the Union Bank building or parking available on the surface streets.  Please leave the parking lots around the market for the businesses' customers.

Cash machines are available inside the Shell Station.


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P.O. Box 219, PMB 190
Duvall, WA 98019

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