Farmers Market Research Provides Suggestions for Expanding the Attendance Among SNAP-EBT Customers
Frenchtown Farmers Market was party to a study by the FAMU Institute of Public Health, which conducted interviews and field tests among local communities to determine best practices for increasing use of purchase incentive programs at farmers markets. This groundbreaking study engaged community residents as researchers, not only research subjects. The Frenchtown Farmers Market is implementing many of the researchers’ suggestions for the 2017 season. Read both the Phase One: Interviews and Phase Two: Field Tests reports at the links below. The two-year research project was funded by the USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program.
Your Local Farmers Market
The Frenchtown Farmers Market offers a wide variety of fresh, local, naturally grown produce, honey, eggs, baked goods, gourmet preserves and smoked meats sold direct by vendors from all over our area. Enjoy live music while you shop or attend one of our cooking demonstrations for delicious recipes and ideas for your goodies. We’re open every Saturday from 10am to 3pm at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and West Georgia St. Eat Fresh, Eat Local and Grow Community!
Double SNAP Dollars
Our farmers market is the only one in the Capital City area to offer centralized EBT access. Use your SNAP benefits (formerly “food stamps”) here! The market is also the ONLY place that can double SNAP dollars on the purchase of fresh produce, live plants and local honey. The grocery store, the dollar store, and big name chains can’t do that for you.
The farmers market is a project of the Frenchtown Neighborhood Improvement Association, operated in partnership with the Tallahassee Community Redevelopment Agency and a network of community-based organizations working to build a better local food system to improve community health and economic diversity.