PRIDE & Huntingdon Farmers' Market
Huntingdon County PRIDE Inc. is proud to partner with the Huntingdon Farmers' Market to connect local farmers, bakers, and producers with Huntingdon residents.
What are Huntingdon Farmers’ Market Bucks?
They’re “fake money” that can be used to shop at the Huntingdon Farmers’ Market. They come in $1 and $10 denominations. They feature hand-drawings of local landmarks by Dave Berger of Blue Moon Farm & Forge. They’re sold at the farmers’ market and the PRIDE office throughout the season. 5% of all proceeds go to PRIDE. Cash or check (payable to “HFM”) accepted; $25 fee for returned checks.
How will the Market Bucks help folks otherwise unable to afford market produce?
Individuals and organizations throughout the community may make donations toward the purchase of Market Bucks for use by persons who get gov’t food assistance (i.e. WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers and/or SNAP benefits, a.k.a. Food Stamps). When folks use their vouchers or SNAP benefits at the market, they’ll receive $1 of “Bonus Bucks” (donated Market Bucks) for each $2 they spend. Cash or checks (payable to “HFM”) are accepted for donations. Additionally, PRIDE uses the 5% of proceeds it receives from all sales to buy Market Bucks to share with its senior clients.
Penn State Extension is offering FREE nutrition lessons and activities at the Farmers' market this summer.
Dates include: June 22nd, June 29th, July 6th, July 13th, July 20th, and July 27th.