Albion Farmers’ Market has a variety of vendors for the 2022 Season
The market is located at Stoffer Plaza Albion, behind the Bohm Theatre. The hours are Wednesday afternoons from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Thanks to support from a variety of agencies, there are more vendors this year.
Emelander Family Farm has a variety of fresh produce and locally grown meat available. They take cash, credit cards, and also SNAP benefits. Shoppers can stop by the management table first to get their SNAP exchanged for tokens, including the Double Up Food Bucks program that works for fresh fruit, greens, herbs, and seedlings.
Gilg Farms has fresh onions, greens and herbs available. Here a happy shopper is about to make a purchase.
Foundry Bakery offers fresh baked bread. This can be purchased in a variety of ways including the single tokens that are available at the management table at the market.
Here Emily Verbenke, the Farmer’s Market Manager shows the Double Up Food program, and some items that will be in the prize bag that goes to one shopper each week. She explained that the market offers subsidies to vendors to encourage them to come and offer food items. This program is thanks to Albion-Homer United Way, Albion Area Philanthropic Women and Men Who Give, all philanthropic programs in Albion.
Some of the items at the Farmers’ Market are not quite food, but a good laugh is also good for health. Small Comics is becoming known for its Al the Squirrel series, that is published in The Recorder, and known in a larger region as well. These comics are created by Aiden Wade.
Here are some seedlings that are grown by a local farmer. Many of these that are food-related items are part of the Double Up Food Program.
These are the tokens for the Double Up Food Program. For One Dollar of SNAP benefits, a shopper can get these tokens that spend like two dollars for fruits, veggies, herbs, and food seedlings. They are available at the management table.
For food items like bread and meat, these One Dollar tokens are also available at the management table to be purchased by SNAP recipients.
Also at the Farmers’ Market are locally made soaps, candles and tea.
The selection of items available changes each week and grows throughout the summer season.
Locally grown meat, honey, and eggs are also available!
Visit the Albion Farmers’ Market next Wednesday!
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