Nourishing Our Community
CalFresh (EBT) Program
CalFresh (federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP) is a federally mandated, state-supervised, and county-operated government entitlement program that provides monthly food benefits to assist low-income households in purchasing the food they need to maintain adequate nutritional levels.
The program issues monthly benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many markets and food stores AND the Downtown Crescent City Farmers & Artisans Market. These benefits are issued on an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card which looks like any other credit card.
You do not have to be on welfare to get CalFresh benefits. Eligibility for CalFresh assistance, as well as the benefit amount, is based on your household’s size and income level.
Market Match Program
Market Match Program
The Market Match program is for those customers who use CalFresh (SNAP) benefits. The Downtown Crescent City Farmers & Artisans Market will match your EBT transaction up to $20.00 per market day (FREE) to use on additional fruits and vegetables for your family
The Power of Produce Club
The Power of Produce (PoP) Club provides a fun opportunity for children, ages 4 -14 to engage in the local food system through educational games and demonstrations, and exposure to new fruits and vegetables and conversations directly with farmers. In addition to participating in educational activities, PoP Club kids receive vouchers to spend on fruits and vegetables at the market, allowing them to make their own shopping decisions.This incentive provides an effective way for children to engage in the local food system through conversations with farmers, buying local, and to understand the importance of healthy food choices.
Other Matching Programs
The WIC matching program is for those customers who use WIC. The Downtown Crescent City Farmers & Artisans Market will match your WIC checks, and coupons (FREE) to use on additional fruits and vegetables for your family!
The Downtown Crescent City Farmers & Artisans Market will match Senior vouchers and Open Door vouchers as well.