The Woodstock Farmers Market is pleased to announce it has been awarded funding from Link Up Illinois to start a double coupon program for Link customers at our market. The program is administered by the Experimental Station in Chicago and the funding comes from the United States Department of Agriculture.
SNAP (LINK in Illinois) shoppers can now receive a 1:1 match of Double Coupons for purchases of SNAP-approved produce, essentially doubling their buying power at our market.
We will be able to match up to $25 in coupons (once per market) giving LINK card users a boost to their purchasing power when they use their SNAP benefits. Only fruits and vegetables may be purchased with the double value coupons.
This program makes the fresh and healthy foods sold at our market more affordable for Illinois’ most vulnerable population and will increase sales at our market, helping our local economy and farmers.
The Woodstock Farmers Market is a producers only market held every Tuesday and Saturday on the Woodstock Square from 8 am – 1 pm, May – October. In the months of November – April, the market moves indoors to the McHenry County Fairgrounds on select Saturdays.
For more information on LINK Card use at the market, read http://www.woodstockfarmersmarket.org/link-card-use/.