2017 SNAP Incentive Sponsorship
The Downtown Laramie Farmers Market invites you to participate in our
SNAP Incentive Program. In 2014 the market was approved to accept SNAP benefits (formally Foodstamps), this is a national movement to increase healthy food access to SNAP benefit recipients as well as expanding diversity in farmers markets. For the last three years, we have grown the number of participants in the Market Money Program, where customers can swipe their EBT card with the market manager in exchange for tokens that can be used with the market vendors.
In previous year, every market day (13 markets) were sponsored by local business, civic organizations, and market vendors, and we wish to continue this great practice. The sponsorship allowed us to match SNAP customers 50% of the EBT dollars for use at the market. The program was well received by customers and vendors and is an exciting push to bring new people to Downtown Laramie and get more local fresh food into the homes of our low-income community members. We are considering implementing a 100% match for 2017.
If you are interested in sponsoring the Downtown Laramie Farmers Market’s
SNAP Incentive Program please contact Lindsay Olson, Market Manager