The team at your Columbia Heights Community Marketplace, what we like to call the CHFestivus for all of us, works to ensure that all marketgoers can buy fresh, healthful, locally grown food at affordable prices. So, in addition to cash, the farmers and food producers at the CHFestivus farmers market also accept all forms of federal nutrition assistance benefits. These include SNAP/Food Stamps, WIC, Senior Get Fresh Checks, and WIC Cash-Value Checks as forms of payment. But that’s not all! As you’ll see shortly, we also offer Festibucks, which stretch the good-food buying power of your nutrition benefits.
Do you qualify for the following nutrition assistance benefits? Find out.
Helpful Tip: Nutrition assistance benefits can be combined for additional food purchasing power at the Columbia Heights Community Marketplace. Someone who receives both SNAP and some form of FMNP (e.g., WIC or Senior) can receive the match for each type of benefit. For example, someone who spends $15 of their SNAP would receive $10 in BLUE Festibuck tokens, which are good for any food at the market. If s/he also spends $15 in WIC vouchers, s/he would receive $10 in GREEN Festibuck tokens, which are good only for fresh fruits and veggies at the market.