Once again, the Errington Farmers’ Market has been accepted to participate in the BC Farmers’ Markets Nutrition Coupon Program! This is a valuable way to help make fresh local food more accessible to lower income members of our community.
The Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program (FMNCP) is a healthy eating initiative that supports farmers’ markets and strengthens food security across British Columbia. Community partner organizations provide coupons to lower-income families and seniors participating in their food literacy programs. Coupons can be spent at all BCAFM member farmers’ markets that participate in the FMNCP, and can be used to purchase vegetables, fruits, nuts, eggs, dairy, cut herbs, meat and fish. Each household enrolled in the program is eligible to receive a minimum of $21/week in coupons.
Being able to participate in this great program is helping our market to build a healthier local community.
Food is what sustains us. All of us.