Expanding the Bonus Bucks Program
Low-income and working families will now have three options to get help to purchase food from local farmers:
CSA's - Households who would like to purchase a share in a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm and are income-eligible may get half of their CSA share cost (up to a maximum of $250) subsidized by GardenShare.
Two Options at the
Farmers Markets -
- Households receiving SNAP benefits will be able to use those benefits at the farmers markets in St. Lawrence County and GardenShare will double their purchasing power.
- Households who do not receive SNAP but meet GardenShare's income eligibility may purchase $10 worth of farmers market tokens for just $5 from GardenShare.
Full details and application can be found
Generous funding from the St. Lawrence Health Initiative, Alcoa Foundation, and people like you makes this program possible and will help area families get healthy, locally grown food, while also supporting local farmers.
GardenShare's goal with this program expansion is to reach working families whose income may be too high to be eligible for other programs like SNAP, and who are still struggling to put healthy food on the table.
to help low-income and working families access local food!