In addition to cash, the farmers and food producers at the Columbia Heights 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. Our matching funds program also provides these customers with additional money, allowing them to purchase more fresh, local food.
Do you qualify for the following nutrition assistance benefits? Find out.
NEW for 2014: Produce Plus
Produce Plus is a new program to the market in 2014. The Produce Plus Program is administered by the DC Department of Health, and was created with money from the 2013 budget surplus. The program provides $10 in checks every week to all those who receive government benefits (not limited to food assistance)
Anyone who receives one of the following DC government assistance programs:
WIC FM= Women, Infants, and Children Farmers Market program
WIC CVC= Women, Infants, and Children Cash Value Coupons
Senior FM= Senior Farmers Market program
CSFP= Commodity Supplemental Food Program
SNAP= Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Medicare: QMB= Qualified Medicare Beneficiary ONLY
SSI= Supplemental Security Income
TANF= Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
Participants must show their program identification in order to receive the benefit.