WALPOLE, N.H. — In light of the covid-19 pandemic, now more than ever there is a need for an increase in local access to affordable food throughout the Monadnock Region. In addition to your local grocery stores, several outdoor Farmers’ markets, Farm stands, and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms in Cheshire County now accept SNAP/EBT benefits, opening the door for families to access fresh fruit, vegetables, and other food staples in uncrowded, safe shopping locations.
As if that’s not enough great news, SNAP customers who shop with their EBT dollars at the locations listed below will automatically double their dollars thanks to a statewide program called Granite State Market Match!
How does it work? At farmers’ markets customers receive a dollar for every SNAP dollar spent, at farm stands all fruits and vegetables purchased with SNAP are 50% off, and at participating CSA farms weekly shares purchased with SNAP are also 50% off (call or email to inquire about signing up for CSA shares).
Shop with your SNAP/EBT and double your dollars at these locations:
- Pete’s Stand (Rt. 12 in Walpole): Monday-Sunday 9am-6pm
- Stonewall Farm (Keene): Mon & Tues 10am-4pm / Wed-Sun 10am-6pm
- The Farmers’ Market of Keene (Gilbo Ave.): Saturdays 9am-1pm / Tuesdays 3-6pm
- Greater Falls Farmers’ Market (Rt. 12 in Walpole): Wednesdays 4pm-7pm
- Hinsdale Farmers’ Market (Main St.): Sundays 9am-1pm
- TEAM Jaffrey Farmers’ Market (Main St.): Fridays 3pm-6pm
- Winchester Farmers’ Market (Main St.): Saturdays 9am-1pm
- Foggy Hill Farm CSA (Jaffrey): Foggyhillfarmers@gmail.com / (603) 593-5325
- Sun Moon Farm CSA (Rindge): Sunmooncraig@gmail.com / (603) 899-2806
For more information about the Granite State Market Match program in Cheshire County, visit www.cheshireconservation.org/
Granite State Market Match (GSMM) is a state-wide program that doubles SNAP dollars at participating Farmers’ Markets, Community Supported Agricultures (CSAs), and Farm Stands/Stores, in an effort to increase access to fresh fruits & vegetables. The Cheshire County Conservation District serves as the regional lead in the Monadnock Region to support the purchase of EBT machines for farms and markets interested in expanding access to their products.
The Cheshire County Conservation District promotes the conservation and responsible use of our natural and agricultural resources for the people of Cheshire County by providing technical, financial, and educational assistance. Our goal is to encourage the stewardship of healthy soils, productive ecologically sound farms, diverse wildlife, productive sustainable forests, healthy watersheds, and clean water to ensure those resources are available for future generations. Established in 1945, the Conservation District operates out of Walpole, NH where we work alongside the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and other conservation partners. For more information, contact Amanda Littleton at 603-756-2988 ext.4 or email at amanda@cheshireconservation.
–Cheshire County Conservation District
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