WALPOLE, N.H. — 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 even 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.
Granite State Market Match (GSMM) is a state-wide program that doubles SNAP dollars at participating Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Farms, Farm Stands, and Farmers’ Markets in an effort to increase access to fresh fruits & vegetables.
While farmers’ markets and farm stands gear up for their 2021 openings, local CSA’s are already accepting signs up for weekly vegetable shares! Thanks to GSMM, vegetable shares at the following CSA Farms are 50% off when you purchase with your SNAP dollars!
2021 participating CSAs include: Picadilly Farm in Winchester, Sun Moon Farm in Rindge, and Hillside Springs Farm in Westmoreland (currently sold out). Reach out to each farm directly to inquire on what your SNAP CSA Share will cost with your 50% discount! Links to each farm can be found on the CCCD website: www.cheshireconservation.org/granite-state-market-match.
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. For more information about the Granite State Market Match program in Cheshire County and additional participating locations, visit the website link above.
If you have questions about using this program as a SNAP customer, receiving materials to help us promote this valuable program, or are interested in signing your farm up to participate, please contact Lola Bobrowski via email at Lola@cheshireconservation.org or leave a voicemail at 603-756-2988 x3011
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
–Cheshire County Conservation District
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