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The Farmers Market Nutrition Coupon Program provides access to healthy, nutrient dense foods for families and individuals on Denman Island.

The registrations for our 2022 Farmers Market Nutrition Coupon Program are now open.

DICES is happy to announce that the registrations for our 2022 Farmers Market Nutrition Coupon Program are now open!
If you meet one or more of the following criteria you are welcome to sign up for our 2022 program. Seniors, pregnant people, and families with dependent children (especially under the age of 5) are eligible. If you fall into one of the above categories, and self-identify as low-income or face barriers such as isolation, this program could be a fit for you.
Participants will get $27 per week for 16 weeks to spend on fruit, veggies, eggs, meat, and nuts. Coupons can be used as early as June 25th until December 18th at the Farmers’ market.
Participant selection and orientation will take place by June 22. Places are limited, so please contact us as soon as possible if you are interested in signing up.
To apply for this program, please fill in this form. Forms are also available at the Community School Portable, and you can call us at 25-335-2058 or email us at  dices.communityprograms@gmail.com for more information.

 

What is the Farmers Market Nutrition Coupon Program?

  • This program is a healthy eating initiative that supports farmers’ markets and strengthens food security across British Columbia.
  • It provides coupons that can be spent at Denman Island farmers’ markets to purchase vegetables, fruits, nuts, eggs, dairy, cut herbs, meat and fish.
  • The program prioritizes seniors, pregnant woman, and families with children under the age of 5; it is inclusive of families with children 5-18 when possible.
  • If you fall into one of the above categories, self identify as low-income or face barriers such as isolation, this program could be a fit for you
  • Participants will get $27 per week for 16 weeks to spend on fruit, veggies, eggs, fresh herbs, vegetable/fruit plants, meat, and nuts.
  • The program starts on June 22th and will run until December 14th.
  • Redeeming coupons is easy! Just treat them like cash at your favourite stalls at the farmers market.

 

This program is delivered by the BC Farmers Market Association, with financial support from the province of British Columbia. On Denman, the program is being jointly coordinated by the GPA and us, DICES.