Chef on the Square

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

Farmshed at the Market

»EBT SUMMER 2017 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)
Offering EBT Double Value Days on the 3rd Thursday of each month, June – October. We’ll match your EBT transaction up to $10 while supplies last! Made possible by Aspirus
Location: the market is located in the JC Penny Parking Lot of the Rapids Mall
Program made possible by Aspirus

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 Simplicity Credit Union and Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital.
Location: the market is located in downtown Stevens Point on the square (corner of 2nd and Main St)
Farmshed at the Market sponsored by: Central City Credit Union (Double Value Days) and United HealthCare 

HOW IT WORKS:

  1. bring your EBT card to the Farmshed booth
  2. swipe your card and get $1 wooden tokens to spend at the market!
  3. Shop with our participating vendors!
    *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 and Wood County (Rapids Mall) Farmers’ Markets  (June – Oct). Visit our calendar for details.

FREE Kid’s Activities on the 3rd Saturday of each month provide fun, educational activities for kiddos at the market! Possible thanks to our partners: Portage County UW Extension, The YMCA’s Portage County Farm To School Program, and United HealthCare Community Plan.

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!

 

 

 

 

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.
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