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North Church Farmers Market Opening Day

The North Church Farmers Market located at 3808 N. Meridian St. (North United Methodist Church/Tarkington Park area) opens July 2nd and will be operating the 1st and 3rd Thursday’s until September from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Families and individuals on SNAP can visit the Market Info table to utilize their benefits and receive Fresh Bucks. Turn $10 into $20 to purchase fresh healthy local food!… Continue Reading

50% off fresh fruits and vegetables

Fresh Bucks is offering 50% off fruit and vegetables (up to a $10 discount) for all Hoosier Works/EBT transactions at Growing Places Indy Farm Stands. That’s $20 worth of fresh produce for only $10 with your Hoosier Works card! Growing Places Indy Farm Stand is located at the Boner Fitness and Learning Center at 727 N. Oriental St. and will be open every Thursdays from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. The farm stand will operate every week until September 3rd. (the farm stand will no longer be operating on Mondays) Julia M Carson Transit Center Farm Stand is now… Continue Reading

Original Farmers Market Relocates

Starting Wednesday, May 13th, the Original Farmers Market will be moving locations. They will set up at Monument Circle for the remaining 2020 season. The market happens every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Individuals and households on SNAP can still visit the Market Information table to process SNAP and receive Fresh Bucks. Continue Reading

Fresh Bucks purchases produce from farmers during COVID – 19

Fresh Bucks has been impacted by COVID – 19 with the closure of the winter farmers markets in Indianapolis. Since the program can not operate as it traditionally does, the Marion County Public Health Department partnered with Growing Places Indy to allocated some of the funds provided by IU Health to work on a new initiative during this pandemic. This new project directly purchases produce from approved Fresh Bucks farmers/growers and provides it to partnering organizations who serve high risk populations. We have successfully delivered fresh produce such as kale, collards, tomatoes, mushrooms, scallions, lettuce, and spinach to the Community… Continue Reading

COVID – 19

COVID – 19 On Monday, March 23rd, Governor Holcomb issued a “Stay at Home” order for residents of Indiana. We have included a number of resources for you regarding food assistance and community resources, facts about coronavirus, and updates for farmers and farmers markets. For questions or… Continue Reading

Adding Farmers Markets to Distribute Fresh Bucks

Thanks to funding from Indiana University Health, the Marion County Public Health Department will be collaborating with two more Farmers Markets in Marion County to distribute Fresh Bucks in 2020! In order for a market to be eligible to distribute Fresh Bucks, it must first be a USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) approved Farmers Market. We want to see an increase in access and affordability to fruits and vegetables for families who receive SNAP benefits. Our goal is to help guide markets in accepting SNAP at their market and get them set up to distribute Fresh Bucks. To… Continue Reading

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Fresh Bucks and Produce Rx is made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) Program.  The Marion County Public Health Department, Chronic Disease Department is the central administrator of Fresh Bucks and Produce Rx.