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July 24th, 2019

In Celebration of National Farmers Market Week, MDFMA is Doubling the Maryland Market Money Match at Four Prince George’s County Farmers Markets

Starting with the kick-off of National Farmers Market Week (August 4 to 10), Maryland Farmers Market Association (MDFMA) will double the match given to shoppers using federal nutrition benefits at four farmers markets in Prince George’s County. Up until now, MDFMA has offered a dollar-for-dollar match in Maryland Market Money (MMM) when shoppers used the SNAP/EBT and Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) benefits. For the month of August, shoppers using SNAP/EBT will get $2 in MMM for every SNAP dollar spent and get up to $20 in MMM (per customer per week). For shoppers using their FMNP matching, they will receive $2 for every FMNP dollar spent up to double the value of the entire FMNP checkbook.

The markets where this double match will be offered are as follows:

The Capital Market of 20743
Capitol Heights Blvd.
& Faye St.
Fridays, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
June 7 – Sept 27

Cheverly Community Market
6401 Forest Rd.
Every Other Saturday, 8:00am – 12:00pm
June 8 – Oct 26

Greenbelt Farmers Market
25 Crescent Rd.
Sundays, 10:00am – 2:00pm
May 12 – Nov 24

Riverdale Park Farmers Market
4650 Queensbury Rd.
Thursdays, 3:00pm – 7:00pm

“Thanks to generous County funding, including from the Prince Georges County Council and the Prince George’s County Department of Social Services, we are able to double the match at these four farmers markets,” notes MDFMA founder and executive director, Amy Crone. “August is an amazing month to enjoy farmers markets and we thrilled to further lower economic barriers to market foods in Prince George’s County. Think about it: A shopper using $10 in SNAP benefits at one of these markets can get up to $30 to spend on fresh, wholesome foods. Not only is that more healthy food in the shopper’s basket, but it’s also more money is going directly to the farmers that sell at these markets. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate National Farmers Market Week and hope to extend this to other markets in the state next year.”

Learn more about Prince George’s County participating markets here.

Posted in — News Written by — jglass
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