Nutritional Access Programs.
We gladly accept Food Stamps/EBT. This is a great opportunity to try new vegetables, buy wholesome, locally-grown products or get started on a garden of your own.
Simply swipe your EBT card at the Manager’s booth and tokens will be issued for the value you desire. Tokens can be used at any vendor displaying the yellow “Food Stamps” sign to purchase any qualified foods and/or fruit and vegetable plant starts.
Tokens may not be used to purchase food to eat on premises (i.e. from Food Vendors). Vendors can give change for your purchases in tokens, but not cash. It is helpful to advise the vendor that you are using EBT so they will not charge sales tax. Our vendors have grown the products they sell and are a great source of information on food preparation and planting tips.
Double Up Bucks.
When you swipe your EBT Card, you also qualify for $10/day in additional special tokens, which are only good for the purchase of fruits and vegetables.
The Kootenai County Farmers’ Market Double Up Bucks is part of a pilot program in collaboration with Kootenai Environmental Alliance and the University of Idaho Extension’s “Eat Smart Idaho” program.
The program goal is to increase access to fresh, locally-grown food to those in need. The funds provided are subsidized by the KCFMA and private charities.
The Power of Produce (PoP) Club.
The Power of Produce Club is a new initiative sponsored by the Inland Northwest Food Network in cooperation with the Saturday Farmers’ Market. The PoP Club is free and open to children ages 5 to 12.
Participating children will receive weekly tokens to spend at the market on healthy fruits, vegetables, and food-bearing plants. In addition, a PoP Club booth will offer hands-on activities designed to teach children how to grow and prepare their own food. The program will run June 10 to September 9, 2017.