The mission of the CalFresh at Farmers Markets work group is to increase the use of CalFresh (known nationally as SNAP) at farmers markets in San Luis Obispo County in order to:
1) create equitable access to healthy food and
2) support local farmers
Since 2017, the work group has helped markets bring $386,000 to San Luis Obispo County farmers, supported a $15 standard market match across participating markets, and helped increase CalFresh and Market Match redemption by 171%.
Download our 2021 Infographic.
Offering CalFresh as a form of payment at your market can increase the number of people that shop and spend money there. Join our work group to help with this effort. Contact us for more information.