The City of Hagerstown is pleased to announce that the Hagerstown City Farmers Market is participating in the Maryland Market Money program, a food access program which doubles the spending power of customers who use the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP). The Maryland Market Money program will operate at the Market every Saturday from 8am to 12pm, from July through the end of October, in a partnership with Washington County Business Development Department.
Coordinated by the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Center, the Maryland Market Money program serves farmers markets across the state. It aims to alleviate hunger and provide SNAP/FMNP customers with access to fresh, local food by matching the amount customers spend with their benefit cards. This win-win program gives SNAP customers, many of whom live in food deserts, more buying power; and it gives vendors selling SNAP-eligible food the opportunity to sell twice as much product and earn more income.
For general information about the program, visit www.marylandmarketmoney.org. For specific information about the program at the Hagerstown City Farmers Market, contact the Department of Community & Economic Development, DCED@hagerstownmd.org, 301-739-8577, ext. 116.