THE 2015-2016 LOCAL FOODS GUIDES
We are gearing up to update the Adams County Local Foods Guides again! Produced every two years, the guides highlight county farms, farm stands, farmer's markets, CSA's, emergency food services and other aspects of our food system. If you are interested in supporting the creation of the guides in any way, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
ANOTHER SUMMER HAS COME TO A CLOSE
The winter months are upon us again. Our farmer's markets have closed and we have begun to crunch numbers from our market programs.
Almost $25,000 was spent at the market through out reach programs such as Healthy Options, SNAP uses, Double Dollars, debit users and 'Market Bucks'.
$11,738 was spent in Healthy Options vouchers alone.
90.6% of the total available Healthy Options vouchers were redeemed in 2014.
Spending trends at the Adams County Farm Fresh Markets in 2014 have been congruent with those of 2012 and 2013, in that among debit users, SNAP recipients and Healthy Options participants, more money was spend on vegetables and fruits by SNAP recipients and Healthy Options participants than by debit users.
For those of you unfamiliar with our summertime market initiatives, Healthy Options provides families who are food insecure with an increased ability to purchase fresh, local and nutritious food, from fruits and veggies, to eggs, meats and breads.
A new program, "Market Bucks", was piloted at the Farm Fresh Markets this summer. 10 individuals, referred from Gettysburg Adult Medicine, were part of a fruit and vegetable prescription program, providing them with $10 extra per month to be spent on produce at the market from June through September.
For more information about the Adams County Farm Fresh Markets, you can visit their website.
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