We are proud to offer special programs and services to our community. Each program may vary a little from year to year. Please contact us or stop by the Information booth for complete details.
Food Insecurity Programs
What is Food Insecurity?
Food Insecurity – Limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods or limited or uncertain ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways.
Food Security – Access by all people, at all times to enough food for an active, healthy life.Double Up Bucks
Our most important and exiting program! As part of the Skagit Valley Farmers Market Coalition we are so proud to offer Double Up Bucks to our EBT users. If you have an EBT (electronic benefits transfer) card, formerly known as the food stamp program, you may use it at the market to purchase EBT tokens. We will then match up to $50 with our Double Bucks which can be spent at any of the valley’s Coalition markets – Anacortes, Mount Vernon, Bow-Little and Sedro-Woolley. That’s up to $50 extra dollars into the hands of those who need it most to purchase fresh, local organic produce!
EBT tokens may be used for any EBT eligible foods (groceries to take home such as bread, cheese, eggs, veggies, fruit, nuts and also seeds and vegetable starts). Double Bucks are used only for fruits and vegetables. Funded by the FINI grant.
Interested in learning more about this wonderful program? See our SVFMC page.
Food Bank Bucks
Another program made available by the SVFMC, these bucks were distributed to local food banks around the county for recipients to spend at market on fresh produce. Funded by local grantors.
Designed to help those who may not qualify for EBT, Healthy Bucks are another way we are able to help Anacortians in need to afford fresh produce. Healthy Bucks are distributed throughout the community to organizations who re-distribute them to those in need. We reach out to organizations such as shelters, summer lunch programs for kids, the Boys and Girls Club and many more. Funded by local grantors.
If you would like to donate to any of these programs, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
WIC and SNAP
Once a year WIC vouchers are distributed at market for the purchase of fresh produce
Free Community Workshops – formerly held at the Depot, now held at the Library. See HERE for more information and schedule
Now holding the Anacortes Plant Clinic at market! See here for details or to contact the Master Gardeners.