Market Bucks program helps WIC and seniors buy food at Farmers Markets

San Juan County Health and Community Services is partnering again with Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor, Orcas Island Community Foundation, and the Honeywell Foundation, to offer Market Bucks at Farmers Markets on Orcas and San Juan Islands.

The Market Bucks Program provides additional dollars for women and children participating in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutritional Program, and the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, to spend at the Farmers Market this summer.

This benefit doubles the amount of local foods that may be purchased, expands the number of families that are able to participate in the programs, and supports local farmers.

To find out if you qualify and to enroll in these programs contact San Juan County Health and Community Services at 378-4474.

San Juan Island Farmers Market

WIC Farmers Market Checks and Market Bucks for WIC and Senior women, sponsored by Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor and the Honeywell Foundation, will be given out from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 23 and Saturday, July 28 at the Farmers Market at Brickworks on Nichols Street in Friday Harbor.

Orcas Island Farmers Market

WIC Farmers Market Checks and Market Bucks, sponsored by Orcas Island Community Foundation, will be distributed at the Orcas Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Saturday, July 14 at the farmers market at the Village Green in Eastsound.

For more information visit the San Juan County Health & Community Services website WIC link below or call 360.378-4474.

WIC: Nutritious Foods, Nutrition Support, Breastfeeding Support, Health Referrals

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