Truro Educational Farmers’ Market
CAPE COD Mondays: June 22 – Aug. 31, 2020 8am – 12pm
DUE TO COVID-19, the Town of Truro has requested that the Truro Educational Farmers’ Market move to Truro Central School, located at 317 Route 6, North Truro (across from Savory) for the 2020 market season.
What: We offer fresh-picked fruits and vegetables, eggs, lobsters, humanely-raised pork / poultry / beef, breads & baked treats, chai & coffee, wine, mushrooms, honey, plants and flowers – all sold by a great group of people. We’ve organized art & education throughout the market (created in large part by the children in our school gardening programs!), music and a beautiful spot for Cape Codders to sell food they’ve grown, raised, caught or made in Barnstable County. 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 Truro Central School’s Farmer-in-the-School Program. Earn HIP reimbursements for Fruits & Veg!
Vendors:To apply as a Barnstable County vendor, click here.
Where: Truro Central School, 317 Route 6, North Truro (Across from Savory)
When: MONDAYS June 22 – August 27, 8am-12pm.
Directions: Route 6 to Truro Central School, 317 Route 6, North Truro See a map.
In the New York Times: Mark Bittman’s Op-Ed “Farmers’ Market Values” gives a shout out to Sustainable CAPE’s Truro Farmers’ Market, New York City’s Greenmarket, and Metro DC’s FreshFarm Markets. Seeing the value in tiny Truro!
Local Food for All… SNAP, HIP, WIC, Senior Discount & Fresh Kids Coupons
Eligible Programs: Vendors in the Truro Educational Farmers’ Market accept SNAP, HIP, WIC, Senior Discount and Fresh Kids coupons. In 2013 we received a USDA grant for an EBT machine that accepts both SNAP and credit cards. 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?!
We have purposefully created a market that encourages everyone to shop locally on a gorgeous level playing field by the Pamet River.
Learn & Participate!
Education Boards: The Truro 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.
Budding Entrepreneur Program: The modern day version of a lemonade stand, we encourage children to join us in selling their backyard harvest at market rates. Cold Brew Cafe and Old Wharf Farm are two of the tables at the market run entirely by budding entrepreneurs just starting high school. Gross and net profits, marketing, signage and educating customers are several of the many lessons learned. We encourage any child who has less than $125 in sales per day to join us by offering a discounted vendor fee.
Volunteers: The Truro 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 Truro Farmers’ Market mission is to educate the consumer about the many benefits of local food to our health and the environment. Direct access to Barnstable County’s local harvest and harvesters will enhance and enrich the community by offering community-led education as well as a venue to sell products grown, raised, caught, or produced on Cape Cod. The Truro Farmers’ Market (TFM) connects and benefits every socio-economic level, striving to be accessible to all.