SoHum Farmers’ Markets Rolling Out This Month

farmers market vegetablesPress release from the Southern Humboldt Farmers’ Markets:

The Southern Humboldt Farmers’ Markets have officially kicked off for the season! Miranda Farmers’ Market began on Tuesday and will take place every Tuesday from 2pm-6pm, May-October, near the Miranda Market. Garberville Farmers’ Market will begin Friday May 4th, and take place every Friday from 11am-3pm, May-Mid-November, at the Garberville Town Square. Shelter Cove Farmers’ Market will begin Tuesday, May 8th, and take place every Tuesday from 11am-3pm, May-October, at the Shelter Cove marina.
In Garberville, at these early markets, customers will find early-season produce such as leafy greens, radishes, green onions, beets, cabbage, and other farm-fresh foods, as well as pasture-raised meats, eggs, mushrooms, oysters, jams, herbs, and premium plants and plant starts. In the craft area there will be an array of herbal medicine and body care products, ornate potted arrangements, original works of art, and jewelry. Live music and food vendors will be present throughout the year.
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  • Most Farmer’s Markets accept EBT cards and WIC coupons.

    Offered is an EBT “Market Match” program that doubles the spending power.

    Each market has an EBT machine, like a debit or credit card processor, and an EBT/CalFresh recipient may use their benefits by simply swiping their card, indicate how much they want to take out, and receive tokens to spend at the market. This doubles the amount of tokens a customer can spend at the market. For example, if a customer spends $15 in EBT funds, they’re given an extra $15 ($30 total) in market tokens to spend on fruits and vegetables. Half of which must be fruits and veggies.

    Most markets cap the match at $10.00 or $15.00, but some offer more up to $20. and $30.00. This amount may change after July 1st with the new budget.

  • Whitethorn Farmers Market at Whitethorn Construction and Briceland Farmers market at Beginnings, too.

  • I’ve never shopped at the local farmers markets. I’ve always just purchased my produce from local grocery stores. But now that all the local mom and pop grocery stores have been bought up … I think this yr I’m gonna make time to start shopping the farmers markets.

    • You should. There a few families down in here in sohum that have been doing more than just growing pot and it is important to support them too. It ain’t all about the weed! Maybe there will be more local food producers instead a few there are now.. besides the big ag down at the park that looks like big develolpment happening with lots of plastic and stuff.

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