The City of Winter Park will soon provide access to the Supplemental Nutrition Access Program (SNAP) at their Winter Park Farmer’s Market.
Beginning Saturday, February 4, SNAP participants will be allowed to use their SNAP/EBT cards to purchase tokens at the market’s welcome booth, then use the tokens to purchase approved food items from the market vendors.
The effort is being made possible by the Winter Park Health Foundation and Healthy Central Florida but was initiated by local food warrior, Gabby Lothrop. A $5,000 grant from the Fresh Access Bucks program will give SNAP patrons a $20 match towards the purchase of any Florida-grown produce and edible plant vendors.
This makes the Audubon Park Community Market and the Winter Park Farmers Market the only two markets in Central Florida to offer a SNAP/EBT program.
The Winter Park Farmer’s Market is located at 200 W. New England Avenue (Website) and is open 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For more information regarding WPFM and the services provided, please visit cityofwinterpark.org/farmers-market.