Rockville Farmers Market Returns in May with Food Benefit Matching Programs

The City of Rockville and Rockville Farmers Market will provide a dollar-for-dollar match for customers using their federal nutrition benefits during the 2021 market season.

Entering its 10th year, the Eat Fresh Rockville and Maryland Market Money program removes economic barriers for food-insecure shoppers, by increasing access to fresh produce and increasing purchasing power. Customers can receive a dollar-for-dollar match of up to $10 weekly when they shop with SNAP/EBT (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program/Electronic Benefits Transfer), P-EBT (Pandemic EBT) and WIC-FVC (Women, Infants and Children-Fruit and Vegetable Checks) at the market. Matching funds can be used to purchase locally grown and produced items including fruits, vegetables, meat, cheese, dairy, baked goods, eggs and honey.

The program aims to fight hunger while investing directly in farmers, strengthening the local food system. Customers can stop by the market tent, located at the market entrance for more information.

The market will be open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, from May 15 through Nov. 20, in the jury parking lot at East Jefferson (MD 28) and Monroe streets in Rockville Town Center.

The market gives shoppers their pick of farm-fresh produce and more from regional growers/producers, transforming itself weekly as fruits and vegetables become available throughout the season. Market rules and regulations and a preordering program provide for quicker, safer shopping.

Learn more about the Eat Fresh Rockville and Maryland Market Money program and the market.

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