Supporting our Community

When you buy fresh peaches or watermelon or grapes at the market this August, you know that every dollar you spend is going directly back to the farmer who grew those juicy fruits. Farmers markets are a win win win situation for farmers/producers, consumers and communities. ¬†Farmers / producers don’t have to deal with costly storage, excess packaging or middlemen; consumers get products that are fresh, more nutritious and more flavorful. And our local economy grows stronger when our dollars stay right here in our community.

At the Media Farmers Market, supporting our community means making farm-fresh food accessible to all. Most of the produce vendors at the market accept EBT (Food Stamp) cards, Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) coupons from WIC recipients and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) coupons from low-income senior citizens.

The Media Farmers Market is committed to supporting low-income eaters and those groups that are acting on their behalf. Next month you can get involved in the effort to not only stamp out hunger in our community, but also nationally and worldwide. The 2011 Media CROP Hunger Walk will take place on September 18th at Ridley Creek Park.

Thank you for all you do to support our community by supporting our local farmers and producers!

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