574 gardens registered
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Using CalFresh at Farmers Markets and CSA Farms in Sonoma County
Sixteen Sonoma County Farmers Markets (Link) are now accepting CalFresh EBT to purchase fresh local fruits, vegetables and other food items. CalFresh recipients can swipe their EBT card at the Market Managers table and get tokens/coupons for the purchase of fruits and vegetables from participating market vendors. Be sure to stop at the Market Managers Table first to inquire about using your EBT card and for other benefits or specials they may offer. Some markets have the opportunity to double dollars at certain times and days. Be sure to inquire about these programs at the Market Managers Table.
In addition to using your EBT at farmers markets, some Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms offer a monthly farm share subscription that can be purchased using your CalFresh EBT card. Community Supported Agriculture is a way for consumers to buy local, seasonal produce directly from a farmer in their community. Local consumers buy a share into the farm and in exchange, each week during the growing season, they will receive a box of local, fresh, and seasonal produce directly from the farm.
Contact Laguna Farm in Sebastopol @ 823-0823 or Tierra Vegetables in Windsor @ 837-8366 for more information on their CSA programs. Vendors are updated each season, so be sure to inquire at your local farmers market.