The SNAP Card is welcome at every OC Market, year-round. Visit the Market’s Information Booth to have your SNAP card swiped and purchase any amount of market tokens for no charge. The $1 SNAP tokens are used to buy any EBT (SNAP) eligible market products.
The SNAP Match Program. (Year-Round).
Purchase $10 of market tokens with your SNAP Card, receive an extra $10 in coupons once per market day, per card. The 5 X $2 ‘Double Up Food Bucks’ coupons are good for fresh produce, cut herbs, mushrooms, dried beans, nuts and vegetable plant starts! The Match is sponsored by the Farmers Market Fund during the summer season and by the Oregon City Rotary Club Foundation during the winter season.
The SNAP To It! Program. (Every second Saturday of the month, May through October).
SNAP customers can receive an extra $5 free (as well as the $10 in matching coupons), and learn how to get the most nutrition from local foods and how to prepare simple meals. The SNAP To It! Program continues in 2017, sponsored by OSU Extension (Clackamas) with help from Clackamas Federal Credit Union.
SNAP Customers sign up by 9.15 and can purchase tokens. Starting at 9:30 am, shoppers have a market tour led by a nutrition educator. Local farmers share the history of their farms, what they grow, tips for proper storage, and recipe ideas. Following the tour is a chef’s demo and tasting, recipes are provided. After the demo (approx. 10:30 AM), SNAP shoppers receive an insulated shopping bag, calculator, nutrition handouts, recipes, and an additional FIVE dollars in market tokens!
SNAP To It! dates: May 13, June 10, July 8, Aug 12, Sept. 9, Oct 14.