SNAP at the Farmers Market
Urban Seeds is the Vanderburgh County fiscal agent for administering SNAP benefits with the Food and Nutrition Services of the USDA at both the Franklin Street Bazaar and Market on Main farmers markets. Our mission to increase access to nourishing foods for everyone in our community is well-served by this initiative which allows for our community members receiving SNAP benefits (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) to use their benefits at local farmers markets. Not only are shoppers then provided access to fresh produce — a staple of a nourishing eating plan yet not available in all neighborhoods — but our local farmers are supported as well with increase purchases from more community members.
Meal Planning and Shopping and Cooking on a Budget education and demonstrations are at the foundation of our community outreach. Dispelling the myth that healthy meals are too expensive and time consuming to prepare, we share practical tips for planning culturally familiar foods that are cost-effective, easy to prepare, and most importantly delicious!
Diminishing Food Waste
Evansville Area Food Council
Our Future Projects
Community Bulk Food Buying Club Community
Welborn Baptist Foundation
Healthy Communities Partnership
Old National Bank
JD Levy & Associates