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Double Bucks Day at the East Orange Farmers Market

The East Orange Farmers Market is working towards changing its local residents’ relationship with food. The market’s turnout for the last few years has been solid, averaging between 300-500 people per week.  In an effort to expand the Farmers Market’s reach the City has established some important dates the community should look forward to.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 is Double Bucks Day.  Double Bucks Day is an opportunity for customers to learn about how to use their SNAP/ WIC/ Senior Services benefits at the market and other select produce suppliers around the City. SNAP, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, is also known as the Food Stamp Program. This governmental assistance gives customers $1 for every $1 spent on produce.  For example, if a customer spends ten dollars with an EBT card, WIC benefits, or a Senior Services voucher, that customer will receive $10 in Double Bucks towards the purchase of produce.  The DBD program will double a customer’s bucks up the $10 are programmed for this Farmer’s Market.

Please come out and enjoy all the fun activities that are programmed for this Farmer’s Market season. We look forward to seeing you all there!

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City of East Orange

East Orange is a 3.9 square mile city in Essex County, New Jersey with a community of approximately 65,000 residents (2014). East Orange shares borders with the following cities and towns: Newark to the east and south and Glen ridge and Bloomfield to the north. It is the States 20th most populous municipality in 2010 and ranked second of 22 in Essex County.