Increasing access to locally grown food

  • Sat Jun 15th, 2019 1:30am
  • Life

Submitted by San Juan County.

San Juan County Health and Community Services is partnering with Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor and Orcas Island Community Foundation to offer Market Bucks at Farmers markets on Orcas and San Juan islands. The Market Bucks Program provides additional dollars for women and children participating in the Women, Infants and Children Nutritional Program, and the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, to spend at the farmers market this summer. This benefit doubles the number of local foods that may be purchased, expands the number of families who are able to participate in the programs and supports local farmers.

To find out if you qualify and to enroll in these programs, contact San Juan County Health and Community Services at 360-378-4474.

San Juan Island Farmers Market

WIC Farmers Market Checks and Market Bucks for WIC and senior women, sponsored by Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor, will be given out on Saturday, June 22, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the farmers market.

Orcas Island Farmers Market

WIC Farmers Market Checks and Senior Market Bucks, sponsored by Orcas Island Community Foundation, will be distributed at the Orcas Farmers Market on Saturday, June 29, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.