Continuing this year is the availability for Bridge Card holders to be able to use their cards to buy fresh produce and plants at the market. Another program, Double Up Bucks, is an additional benefit because it doubles the buying power for the Bridge Card holder. An example—if someone’s Bridge Card is charged $10.00 they receive $10 in tokens from Grow Benzie Farmers Market and $10 in tokens from the Double Up Food Bucks with which to shop at the market. There is a $20 matching limit on the Double Up Food Bucks per week, but no limit on Bridge Card Purchases.
This week the market will be featuring several lettuces and plants along with other produce. By the end of June, lots of tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and herbs will be available. New vendors are welcome and asked to contact Deb Query, 231 352 4487 for information on joining the market.
Grow Benzie, 5885 M115, Benzonia, Mi.
For more information, contact Deb Query, Director, 231 352 4487, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.growbenzie.org.
Grow Benzie is a community based farmstead dedicated to enriching the lives of children and all Benzie County residents by fostering independence and self reliance through education in agriculture, nutrition, job training and life skills. Grow Benzie is located at 5885 M115, Benzonia, MI 49616 and is a 501 3 (c) designated charity.