Autumnal greetings! Summer has flown by, and hopefully everyone has had a chance to reap the bounty of Madison-area farmers’ markets. Fall marks a big change in produce availability, so if hard-rind winter squashes and apples are your thing then your season has arrived.
We are also seeing some changes for the MadMarket Double Dollars program, the City of Madison initiative that provides a dollar-for-dollar match to EBT withdrawals of up to $25 at several Madison farmers’ markets. The charming Brittingham Park Farmers’ Market ended its first season on September 23rd, we all hope to see them back in business come spring. Given their closure, the Westside Community Market on Saturday mornings has been authorized to offer Double Dollars incentives. Hopefully this addition will facilitate a greater geographical impact and improve accessibility for even more of Madison residents shopping with FoodShare benefits.
MadMarket Double Dollars are now available at:
Eastside Farmers’ Market, Tuesdays 4-7pm:
953 Jenifer St., Wil-Mar Community Center parking lot, Apr. 29-Oct. 7, 2014, (EBT available until 6:30 pm inside Wil-Mar Center)
Northside Farmers’ Market, Sundays 8:30am-12:30pm:
2817 N. Sherman Ave., parking lot in front of Pierce’s Northside Market, May 4-Oct. 26, 2014, www.northsidefarmersmarket.org
Westside Community Market, Saturdays 7am-1pm:
Hill Farms DoT parking lot, corner of Segoe Rd. and Sheboygan Ave., Apr. 19-Oct. 25
In case you need reminders about which farmers’ markets are participating in the Double Dollars program, keep your eyes peeled for these incredible new bus advertisements that are helping to spread the word! But hurry; though several market seasons extend further into the fall, Double Dollars are only available through October.
Find out which other farmers’ markets accept EBT benefits on our Markets with EBT page.