Special farmers market to be held Wednesday

Published 9:30 am Friday, June 16, 2017


News release

The Boyle County Farmers Market (BCFM) will hold a special weekday farmers market at the Boyle County Health Department front parking lot, on Wednesday, June 21, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The market is targeted at WIC recipients but the general public is welcome. There will be family entertainment.

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WIC recipients can obtain farmers market vouchers from the Boyle County Health Department and the value of those vouchers will be doubled under the BCFM’s Kentucky Double Dollars program. For WIC or Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) there is a minimum purchase of $4 which will be matched up to an $8 match per market day (which means using two $4 vouchers that are matched to give $16 to spend on fruits and vegetables at the market). 

John Wyatt, BCFM market manager, stated his hope that “WIC recipients will take advantage of this special market to see for themselves the great selection of fruits and vegetables available and then come to the Saturday market (at Danville High School) this summer to use the rest of their vouchers so they can prepare fresh, local food for their families.”

Anyone receiving SNAP, WIC or SFMNP benefits is automatically eligible for the Kentucky Double Dollars program. The WIC and SFMNP programs will only be matched for the purchase of Kentucky fruits and vegetables, while SNAP recipients can also purchase meat and eggs. Funding for Kentucky Double Dollars is through the Community Farm Alliance USDA grant, state funding and local companies and organizations. For more information, contact Julie Pease, peasencarrots@roadrunner.com.