Whispering Orchards is proud to announce that we welcome SNAP and EBT customers at our farm, our CSA, and the farmers’ markets that we attend throughout the season! We have been approved to participate in the United States Department of Agriculture, (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. (SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program).
SNAP offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. SNAP is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net. The Food and Nutrition Service works with State agencies, nutrition educators, and neighborhood and faith-based organizations to ensure that those eligible for nutrition assistance can make informed decisions about applying for the program and can access benefits. FNS also works with State partners and the retail community to improve program administration and ensure program integrity.
We will be able to accept SNAP and EBT benefits at the farm and farmers markets which we attend. We are working on our CSA-SNAP Shares that you can take advantage of the seasonal quality fruits and vegetables on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Sign up for our newsletter to keep up to date with our progress!
To make your benefits go even further, Whispering Orchards has just applied to be a network member of Wholesome Wave, a 4-star charity. Wholesome Wave empowers under-served consumers to make healthier food choices by increasing affordable access to fresh, local food. Their flagship program doubles the value of SNAP (or Food Stamps) when spent on fruits and vegetables.
Once we are approved, we will be able to DOUBLE your benefits spent here on fresh fruits and vegetables! And as a Cornucopia Rewards Program member, for every $10 purchased earns you $1 in free produce!