What is the Local Greens Program?
The Local Greens Program is a new program at the Cooper Young Farmers Market (CYCFM) aimed at making fresh, locally grown produce accessible to everyone! This matching program funds a dollar for dollar match (up to $20) for all Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) funds redeemed at the CYCFM. Local Greens funds can be used to purchase fruits and vegetables only.
Local Greens tokens first serves an individual or family by providing fresh food – and then puts money in the pocket of a small, local farmer!
How can I participate?
Local Greens is available to all SNAP participants. Every $1 of SNAP funds redeemed at the CYCFM, SNAP participants will receive a matching $1 Local Greens token (up to a $20 match) every week of the market. To receive your Local Greens tokens and double your SNAP funds, simply swipe your EBT card at the market information booth. Then enjoy the fresh food provided by local producers!
How can I donate?
Local Greens is funded by local businesses in the Midtown Memphis area as well as from neighbors helping neighbors. To find out more about how you an help eliminate hunger in our communities by supporting the CYCFM Local Greens program, please visit www.cycfarmersmarket.org or send your tax-deductible donation to:
CYCFM Local Greens Program
1000 S. Cooper Street
Memphis, TN 38104
Checks Made Payable to: CYCFM
Please note: Local Greens in memo portion of check
You may also donate via pay pal here: DONATE HERE
About the Cooper Young Community Farmers Market
Founded in 2009, the CYCFM, a nonprofit 501 (c)6 bring the best of the country to the midtown, Cooper Young area of Memphis by supporting the region’s farmers and local artisans and creating a vibrant open-air marketplace where growers, producers and consumers come together. The market aims to grow, nourish and inspire the community by providing a year-round, weekly market and look forward to our continued commitment to the vendors and customers of our community.