Chef on the Square

takes place on the 1st Saturday of each month in Stevens Point

Farmshed at the Market

»EBT SUMMER 2016 DETAILS (JUNE – OCTOBER):

Wood County (Wisconsin Rapids) Farmers’ Market
Hours: the Farmshed booth is open on Thursdays from 9am – 3pm (or until vendors sell out & market close)
Location: the market is located in the JC Penny Parking Lot of the Rapids Mall
Made possible by grant funds through Incourage Community Foundation and also by United HealthCare

Stevens Point Farmers’ Market
Hours: the Farmshed booth is open on Saturdays from 8am – 2pm (or until vendors sell out & market close).
Offering EBT Double Value Days on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month, June – October.  We’ll match your EBT transaction up to $10 while supplies last!  Double Value Days sponsored by Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital and Simplicity Credit Union.
Location: the market is located in downtown Stevens Point on the square (corner of 2nd and Main St)
Farmshed at the Market sponsored by: Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital, Central City Credit Union (Double Value Days), and United HealthCare 

HOW IT WORKS: bring your EBT card to the Farmshed booth, swipe your card and get $1 wooden tokens to spend at the market! Tokens don’t expire and can be used anytime the market is open.


Farmshed at the Market Program Overview:
Chef on the Square partners with our area’s best chefs to showcase live to market goers how to cook and prepare foods from scratch using fresh seasonal produce.  This takes place at 9:30am on the 1st Saturday of each month in Stevens Point.  Visit our calendar for details!

EBT at the Market is a wireless machine at the Stevens Point and Wisconsin Rapids market that enables FoodShare participants to purchase foods from local producers.  EBT/FoodShare cards can be swiped at the Farmshed/EBT booth in exchange for $1 tokens that can be used on eligible food items with participating farm vendors.

We are also offering our Double Value Days incentive program at the Stevens Point Farmers’ Market  (June – Oct). Visit our calendar for details.

The booth is completely volunteer led. They bring the cart with the tent and supplies down to the market, hang out at the booth all day exchanging tokens and pack up to take the materials back to Farmshed. A great full day volunteer experience!

Farm to (Summer) School provides fun, educational activities for kiddos at the market!

Educational Partnerships with local businesses and organizations to bring seasonal recipes, kids activities, and information on topics including local food, renewable energy, health/wellness, sustainability and more!



Additional Market Info:
April 2016 Stevens Point Market Development Response Document

 

 

 

WHY BUY LOCAL

1) Locally grown food tastes better. 2) Local food preserves genetic diversity. 3) Local produce is better for you. 4) Local food from small farms is often GMO-free. 5) Local food supports local farm families. 6) Local food builds community. 7) Local food preserves open space. 8) Local food keeps your taxes in check. 9) Local food supports a clean environment and benefits worldwide. 10) Local food is about the future.

GROW THE GREENHOUSE

The Greenhouse Project, an all-encompassing revitalization of the former Sorenson’s Garden Center. The 35,000 square foot future community food center, which is centrally located in Stevens Point, will house an 11,000 square foot production greenhouse, community kitchen, gathering space, and learning center.
Event
5/2/17 Growing Collective Meeting
Central Rivers Farmshed, Stevens Point WI
5/9/17 Community Potluck
Central Rivers Farmshed, Stevens Point WI
5/16/17 Local Food Fair Committee Meeting
Central Rivers Farmshed, Stevens Point WI