Farmers Markets and Farm Stands
Local farms and farmers markets throughout Clark County offer a wide variety of delicious, locally grown fruits and vegetables.
There are many benefits to purchasing locally grown foods:
- Fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, meat, fish and bread - direct from the farmers are as fresh as it gets. They taste 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
Clark County residents who want 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 locations, community supported agriculture options, and other sources of locally grown produce.
- Camas Farmers Market
- Ridgefield Farmers Market
- Salmon Creek Farmers Market (2 locations)
- Vancouver Farmers Market - (2 locations)
Community supported agriculture (CSA) farm shares
What does Community Supported Agriculture mean? CSA farms sell shares of their harvest at the beginning of the season. Cost of shares, the length of the season, and the types of food grown vary from farm to farm. You can find out more by contacting a CSA farmer in your area.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Farmers markets accepting SNAP (food stamp) EBT cards
Using your SNAP benefits is easy
- Visit the EBT/Debit stand at the market.
- Receive wooden tokens.
- 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.