The Brooksville Farmers Market is now participating in Feeding Florida’s Fresh Access Bucks (FAB), an initiative that increases access to healthy, local, fresh produce for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients.
For example, a SNAP shopper who spends $10 of their SNAP benefits at a participating farmers market receives an additional $10 to purchase fresh, local produce. Currently there are 28 farmers markets and two CSAs participating in Fresh Access Bucks throughout the state. Increasing the affordability and accessibility of healthy foods and nutrition education efforts, such as cooking demos at FAB markets, is integral to increasing the purchase and consumption of fresh, local produce.
The Brooksville Farmers’ Market is located at 615 Old Hospital Drive, Brooksville, FL 34601 (Between Broad Street/HWY 41 and Jefferson Street) and is open year-round every Sunday 9:00 A.M. to 3 P.M. For more information, please reach out to Michael DeFelice at 727-422-3360 or Info@HernandoGrowers.org. More information can be found online at www.HernandoGrowers.org or on Facebook at Hernando Growers.