Farmer's Markets in Philadelphia
Eating fruits and vegetables every day can be hard on our wallets. Fortunately, there are many programs that offer free and low-cost fresh produce throughout Philadelphia. Keep reading to learn more about these farmer's market programs!
Farmers' Market Programs
Philly Food Bucks
Over 25 farmers’ markets in Philadelphia accept SNAP (Food Stamps) and offer Philly Food Bucks. For every $5 in SNAP spent at these markets, customers receive a $2 Philly Food Bucks coupon to spend on more fresh fruits and vegetables. Use the Food Finder map to find farmers’ markets, and look for ‘Accepts Philly Food Bucks’ on each green pin.
Senior Farmers' Market Coupons (SFMNP)
The Senior’s Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program offers $20 vouchers for low-income Philadelphians 60 and older every summer. The vouchers may be picked up at senior centers and the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging. Vouchers may be used from June to November 30th and can be spent on fresh fruits and vegetables. For more information, call the PCA HelpLine at 215-765-9040 or check out their website for program requirements and other resources or find out more at benefits.gov.
Free or Low-Cost Fruits and Vegetables
Share Food Programs
The Share Food Program offers packages of discounted produce, meats, and other foods. You can order items and pick up your package every month at a host site. Accepts SNAP, cash, or credit card as forms of payment. Visit the Share Food Program/affordable groceries page of this website for more information.
Fresh For All
Philabundance’s Fresh For All program offers free produce every week, all year long, to anyone who needs it (weather permitting). To receive produce, neighbors are asked for basic household information, but neighbors do not need to qualify for the program, and participation does not affect other benefits. Please bring bags or boxes to carry your food. No ID or income verification is required. Find food near you here.
St. Christopher's Farm to Families
Each week, Farm to Families supplies North Philadelphia families with boxes of wholesome fresh produce or fruit at a reduced cost. Boxes are packed with delicious seasonal fruits and vegetables, often valued at double the price. Additional fresh items including local eggs, meat, and seafood are also offered at affordable prices. Orders are taken one week in advance and cash, credit, and SNAP benefits are all accepted for payment. Farm to Families is excited to announce our new partnership with Lancaster Farm Fresh, a local non-profit group made up of more than 90 small farmers in Lancaster, PA. Buying your produce locally, we increase the nutrients of your fruits and vegetables, which will now typically be ripened on the vine, picked by hand, and eaten within just a few days. In addition, the majority of produce will now be organically grown or certified organic, which means fewer pesticides on our food and in your body. Best of all, local food looks better, stays fresh longer and tastes great!
You register and can pick up your box in certain locations. Find more information here.
More Fresh Food Resources
This ranges from families with kids, along with senior citizens, college students, and adults with disAbilities. Most programs do have a certain income-level to be able to qualify.
There are community gardens throughout the city where you can grow, buy, or share food with neighbors. To find a garden near you, call the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) at 215-988-8800 or visit PHS’s Neighborhood Garden Trust community gardens map on GroundedInPhilly.org.
Using SNAP (Food Stamps) to Purchase Seeds
You can use your SNAP benefits to buy fruit and vegetable seeds and grow your own food at home! Buy seeds at Share Food Program, Greensgrow Farms, or grocery stores near you that accept SNAP as a form of payment.
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