With Maryland Market Money, SNAP, WIC-FVC, and FMNP (WIC/Senior) Go Further at Farmers Markets
Beginning in the 2014 farmers market season, management of the Baltimore Bucks program transferred from Maryland Hunger Solutions to the Maryland Farmers Market Association (MDFMA). As part of this transition, Baltimore Bucks became part of the MDFMA’s statewide federal nutrition incentive program Maryland Market Money.
17 farmers markets in 4 jurisdictions across Maryland, including 10 former Baltimore Bucks partner markets, are working with the MDFMA to increase redemption of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, formerly food stamps), WIC Fruit and Vegetable (WIC-FVC) checks, and FMNP-Senior/WIC (Farmers Market Nutrition Program) benefits at market through Maryland Market Money. Maryland Market Money offers additional spending dollars to customers who use their benefits are participating markets, with matches from $5 to $20 per week, per market depending on available funding.
Maryland Market Money is made possible by the generous support of The Abell Foundation, Crossroads Community Food Network, Eat Fresh Maryland, the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, the Institute for Public Health Innovation, Kaiser Permanente, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), Maryland Hunger Solutions, and the Montgomery County Council.
Use the MDFMA’s Find a Market Tool to see where you can find Maryland Market Money for the 2014 season.