Comings and Goings

Comings & Goings: What’s new at the Downtown Farmers Market

By Staff

No More Plastic. We all know what a waste it is to use a bottle once and throw it out, yet how many of us do it? Now, the Downtown Farmers Market is living up to their own environmental mission and helping us do the same by no longer selling bottled water at the market. Instead, bring your own bottle and fill it at one of the market’s free water stations.

Forgot your bottle? The market will be selling stainless steel bottles for $3, thanks to project sponsor Garbett Homes.

Healthy Food Is a SNAP. The Downtown Farmers Market has, for years, made it possible for customers to use federal assistance money to buy produce at the market, because good and healthy food should be available to all. But we all know that market costs can be higher than at the store. To keep people on federal assistance shopping local, the Downtown market is now able to let each federal assistance dollar count twice. The Double UP Food Bucks program will give SNAP recipients 10 bonus spending tokens for their produce purchase.

This article was originally published on June 28, 2016.