Farmshed to Host EBT Double Value Days & Cooking Demonstrations at Local Farmers’ Markets in July
The Stevens Point Farmer’s Market. (Contributed photo)
For the City-Times
Central Rivers Farmshed is hosting Double Value Days for EBT/FoodShare recipients at the Wood County (Wisconsin Rapids) and Stevens Point Farmers’ Markets. Double Value Days is an incentive
program coordinated by Farmshed, and local sponsors match FoodShare transactions up to $10 per customer per month until the monthly allotment runs out July – October.
FoodShare recipients can come to the Farmshed/EBT booth at the market to swipe their EBT card for up to $10 and receive up to $20 in EBT tokens to use at the market on eligible food items. This program is a great way to encourage low-income community members to shop at the market for fresh, local products including fruits, vegetables, meat and eggs.
Wood County Double Value Days will be held on the first Thursday of each month starting July 3 at the J.C. Penny Parking Lot, Rapids Mall from 9 AM- 4 PM (or until vendors sell out & market close). That event is sponsored by Get Active Wood County through Transform Wisconsin grant funds.
Stevens Point Double Value Days will be held on the first Saturday of each month starting July 5 in the Downtown Farmer’s Market, from 8 AM – 2:30 PM (or until vendors sell out & market close), and is sponsored by Central City Credit Union.
How to Use Your EBT Card at the Market
- Head to the Farmshed table with the sign “EBT/FoodShare cards accepted here”
- Swipe your EBT card to purchase as many $1 wooden tokens as you’d like
- Use your $1 wooden tokens at any farm booth displaying the sign “EBT tokens accepted here”
Unused tokens may be exchanged for a refund back onto your card. The tokens don’t expire and can be used any day the market is open.
Cooking demonstrations by area chefs and tours of the Stevens Point Farmers’ Market will also be available during the first week of each month, visit farmshed.org for details.
Farmshed’s EBT program is sponsored by United HealthCare Community Plan, and Farmshed at the Market is sponsored by Ministry Health Care and North Wind Renewable Energy.