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Tuscaloosa Farmers Market Introduces Double Bucks Program for SNAP Recipients

The City of Tuscaloosa’s Farmers Market is introducing a new benefit program for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program) recipients who shop at the market. Beginning on Saturday, July 4th, the Farmers Market will participate in the “Double Up Food Bucks” Program. This program allows shoppers purchasing SNAP-eligible foods with their EBT card to receive a match for every dollar spent up to $20 to spend on local fruits and vegetables at each market. 
 
“The Double Up Food Bucks program will help citizens of Tuscaloosa stretch their SNAP benefit to give them access to more healthy fruits & vegetables from local farmers,” City Venue Operations Manager Alexis Clark says. “We’re excited to be able to offer the program at our Saturday Farmers Market at the River Market, as well as at our new Pop-Up Farmers Market locations across Tuscaloosa.”
 
The Farmers Market is held every Saturday at the Tuscaloosa River Market from 7 a.m. until noon. The Pop-Up Market is expected to begin on July 13. More information about the Pop-Up Market will be released soon. 
 
Double Up Food Bucks is made possible by The Caring Foundation of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, Jefferson County Public Health, East Alabama Medical Center, Community Food Bank of Central Alabama, Food Bank of North Alabama, Fair Food Network and the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture FINI program. Learn more at DoubleupAL.com. 
 
For more information about the Tuscaloosa Farmers Market, please visit TuscaloosaRiverMarket.com.