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Public Health - Healthy Living
Locally grown food
Market food

Local farms and farmers markets throughout Clark County provide residents with a wide variety of delicious, locally grown fruits and vegetables.

There are many benefits to purchasing locally grown foods.

  • Fresh as it gets! Fruits, vegetables, eggs, meat, fish and bread - directly from farmers. Tastes better!
  • Eating more fruits and vegetables increases your intake of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants
  • Greater variety of produce
  • Less packaging
  • Lower transportation costs
  • Supports your community and the local economy
  • Supports a healthy local food system and improves community food security

Buying locally

Clark County residents wanting to buy locally grown food direct from farmers have many options. The farm finder website, hosted by Washington State University, is a great way to find farm stands, u-pick location, community supported agriculture options and other sources of locally grown produce.

Farmers markets

Community supported agriculture (CSA) farm shares

What does Community Supported Agriculture mean? CSA farms are where members pay the farmer at the beginning of the season for a “share” of the harvest. Costs of shares, the length of the season and the types of food grown varies from farm to farm. You can find out more by contacting a CSA farmer in your area (PDF).

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Farmers markets accepting SNAP (food stamp) EBT cards

Using your SNAP benefits is easy

  1. Visit the EBT/Debit stand at the market.
  2. Receive wooden tokens.
  3. Redeem tokens for fresh, healthy foods.
    *SNAP benefits cannot be used to purchase non-food items, ready to eat foods, or hot foods.

Fresh match program doubles your dollars

If you use your SNAP benefits at farmers markets, you can also take advantage of the Fresh Match program. Spend $5 of your SNAP benefits, and you will receive an additional $5 (a total of $10 per card) to purchase fresh, local, healthy foods.

Senior and WIC Farmers Market

The Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) provides fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs to eligible women, children, and seniors.

 

 


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