The 2015-2016 Local Foods Resource Guides
They are now available!
You can view the online version by clicking on the image to the right -->
Thanks to our generous sponsors and community supporters, we were able to produce and distribute more guides than ever before! Keep an eye out around the community for these booklets, including markets, farms, offices, waiting rooms, and community racks.
The Gleaning Project's 2nd Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser
With more than 400 patrons, 50 volunteers, hundreds of hand-crafted bowls and gallons upon gallons of donated soup, the 2nd Annual Empty Bowls raised more than $5,000 for the Gleaning Project of South Central PA. Way to go gleaners!! Interested in learning more about the Gleaning Project? Their website can be found here.
Thank you for your help "Raising the Dough" for Healthy Options!
In February 2015 we partnered once again with the Campus Kitchens at Gettysburg College to raise $10,670 for the 2015 season of Healthy Options. We appreciate your continued support of our food insecurity initiatives!
Healthy Options 2014
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, as well. 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.