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SNAP-Accepting Farmers Markets Staying Busy


ACCEPTING SNAP: SNAP benefits are available at the Cherry Street Farmers Market.



The start of autumn means summer has faded and fall is here. Oklahoma farmers markets are still open to serve consumers through the fall harvest. Buyers can taste the difference of locally-grown squash, okra, peppers and more. These fall markets also have year-round favorites such as meat, eggs, dairy, jams, bread and other packaged food. Oklahoma has 40 farmers markets accepting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Senior Farmers Market benefits across the state. SNAP-accepting farmers markets help more families have access to fresh quality food. To find the nearest SNAP-accepting farmers market visit onieproject.org/farmersmarkets.

“By shopping at an Oklahoma farmers market, you can trust that you will have high-quality food from the farm to your kitchen. Now farmers markets are open through the fall,” Oklahoma Nutrition Information and Education (ONIE) Project’s Principle Investigator Karla Finnell said. “Not only will you taste the difference in the food, but your whole family will also enjoy the fun-fulfilled and welcoming community.” 

Take advantage of the quality, locally-grown produce at the markets this fall.

The Cherry Street Farmers Market in Tulsa at 15th Street and Peoria Avenue is a weekly market open to the public and provides convenient access to affordable, high-quality foods and goods. Featuring Oklahoma grown and made products, the market allows local farmers, food producers and artisans to provide customers with the best the state has to offer. With fresh foods, seasonal produce, and a variety of handmade skincare and craft items, there is something for everyone. This market welcomes SNAP benefits and participates in the Double Up Oklahoma a program matching SNAP dollars up to $20 a day.

An additional farmers market in greater Tulsa is the year-round mobile R&G Family Grocers which participates in the Double Up Oklahoma Program. For more information, visit www.tulsarealgoodfood.org/rgfamilygrocers.

About ONIE
The Oklahoma Nutrition Information and Education (ONIE) Project aims to improve the health of Oklahoma families by offering various nutrition and physical activity programming, information and educational materials throughout the state. ONIE is a non-profit organization created to support and strengthen the nutrition of Oklahomans.

Updated 10-16-2018

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