Provincetown Educational Farmers’ Market
CAPE COD Saturdays: May 16 – October 31, 2020 9am – 1pm
Provincetown Educational Farmers’ Market, Ryder Street by Town Hall. Rain or Shine.
What: Sustainable CAPE was contacted by the town early this winter to see if there was any interest in running the market. After careful consideration, we filled out the application and just found out that we were approved. We are excited for this new opportunity to support the growers and makers who have made the market a vibrant place for people to shop. We continue to offer the same vendors you have come to rely on for your fresh-picked fruits and vegetables, eggs, scallops, pasture raised pork / poultry / beef / goat, breads & baked treats, mushrooms, honey, plants, flowers, and handmade kitchenwares. We plan to organize art & education throughout the market (created in large part by the children in our school gardening programs!) as we have done at the Truro Educational Farmers’ Market. Please join us!
Nutrition Incentives Accepted: Doubling SNAP purchases up to 10$/week. Doubling WIC & Senior Discount Coupons up to $10/week. Fresh Kid’s Awards from Provincetown School’s Farmer-in-the-School Program. Project Gratitude Veterans’ Program. Earn HIP reimbursements for Fruits & Veg!
Vendors: To apply as a vendor, click here.
Where: You’ll find this outdoor market right in the center of Provincetown. On Ryder Street, between Commercial Street & Bradford Street (next to Town Hall)
When: SATURDAYS May 16 – October 31, 2020.
Directions: See a map.
Parking: The closest parking is available at the town lots at MacMillan Pier. IMPORTANT: Please do not stop along Ryder Street along the back of the vendor booths at any time. This is a very busy central street. Any additional traffic caused by frequent stops to let customers in and out along the street is a safety concern and also has a great impact on our neighbors who are operating their stores and restaurants. We appreciate your cooperation in maintaining a safe and positive space.
Local Food for All… SNAP, HIP, WIC, Senior Discount, Fresh Kids Coupons, & Project Gratitude
Eligible Programs: Vendors in the Truro Educational Farmers’ Market accept SNAP, HIP, WIC, Senior Discount and Fresh Kids coupons. Vendors who accept these forms of payment display signs on their stall. Our market connects and benefits every socio-economic level, striving to make local food accessible for all.
$10 Match for SNAP Clients: We match SNAP benefits in $2.50 increments, adding up to $10 for fresh food purchases. In other words, a $10 SNAP debit will yield $20 in tokens to be used at the market. We run this program for as long as our funds last. The same EBT machine and tokens are used for SNAP, credit cards and Fresh Kids Coupons, assuring anonymity. No change is given for tokens at vendor booths. For more SNAP info, including eligibility information, click here.
Fresh Kids Coupons: We give every child who has completed a season’s work (growing food for snacks and the school lunch through our Farmer-in-the-School Program) an award: a voucher good for $10 worth of free fresh food at the Truro Educational Farmers Market. We advertise our SNAP doubling program on the back of the voucher, thereby directly reaching families with young children. What could be better than more kids eating more great local food?!
Project Gratitude: This year we won a grant from Massachusetts Department of Agriculture for our new program Project Gratitude. The mission of Project Gratitude is to thank veterans and their families for their service by connecting them with local farmers on the Cape & Islands. Veterans are gifted $10 in weekly Fruits & Vegetable tokens that they spend with farmers at participating farmers markets, boosting the harvesters’ income. By connecting veterans and farmers, a dialogue is created among those in service to our land, strengthening the health of our community.
Learn & Participate!
Education Boards: The Provincetown Educational Farmers’ Market is committed to educating customers as they move through the market and purchase local food. We create Ed Boards with children in our school and after-school gardening classes. The Ed Boards teach customers about both the farmer or producer as well as a “sustainability fact” that pertains to the vendor’s food. Through education, each of us can learn how to care for and participate in our local food system and the health of our bodies, community and environment.
Volunteers: The Provincetown Educational Farmers’ Market actively seeks committed volunteers for a variety of positions starting at 1/2 hour per week. We schedule help with signage (putting up and taking down), set-up of the market, breakdown, postering, marketing and shifts behind the Sustainable CAPE market table. To become a part of a wonderful group of committed volunteers throughout the summer and into September, please contact us.
The Ptown Farmers’ Market mission is to educate the consumer about the many benefits of local food to our health & the environment and to connect & benefit every socio-economic level, striving to be accessible to all.