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SNAP! for Your Health at VA Farmer’s Market

Salt Lake City VA HCS Farmer's Market Photo

Join in on the fun at the Salt Lake City VA Farmer's Market, Wednesdays, 11 am – 1:30 pm, August 3 – September 7, 2022. Enjoy a fun and tasty opportunity to gather with Veterans, family members, visitors, and staff while enjoying live music from talented Veteran and local artists.

Each week, the VA Farmer’s Market will offer food trucks, host a fun workout class, and provide a chance to participate in a food tasting of healthy recipes. The market is an easy way to be immersed in a relaxing environment and allows participants to take a step towards better health. Whether it’s energizing your body with movement, relaxing and connecting with others in the community, or nourishing your body and mind with fresh produce, all Veterans, family members, visitors, and staff are welcome to join in.

Here at the VA, we believe the healthy choice should be the easy choice. So, this year at the VA Farmer’s Market we are stepping up and taking action to address food insecurity.  Too often, those who are food insecure experience barriers to purchasing healthy food. Our mission is to make it easy and affordable for Veterans and members of the public experiencing food insecurity to access fresh fruits and vegetables from local Utah community farmers.  The produce stand at the market will accept SNAP (Food Stamp) cards and give twice the produce for Food Stamp dollars.  They will also accept Produce Rx vouchers and Senior Nutrition Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupons as payment for fresh fruits and vegetables.  This will be a great way to increase access to wholesome, nutritious foods., support our local Utah farmers and vendors, and stimulate the local economy. Most importantly, it will empower Veterans and others to make choices to improve their health and well-being.

So how can those with food insecurity benefit?

SNAP (Food Stamp)and Double-Up:

  • Veterans and visitors who have SNAP benefits
  • Use food stamps to purchase produce at the VA Farmer’s Market and other participating farmers markets
  • $1 to $1 match SNAP benefits; up to $30 per market day
  • SNAP tokens can be used for any SNAP eligible foods
  • Double Up tokens can be used to purchase unprocessed, locally grown fruits and vegetables

Produce Prescription Program:

  • Veterans and visitors participating in the Produce Prescription program
  • Produce vouchers can be used to purchase $20 worth of Produce
  • Can be used at the VA Farmers Market and other participating Utah farmers’ markets
  • For more information, visit the Nutrition/Health Promotion tables at the Farmer’s Market

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

  • Seniors aged 60 years and older who qualify based on income
  • Visit the Nutrition/Health Promotion Table at the market
  • Receive coupon book worth $50 of produce at the market
  • Use coupons to buy produce at the Farm stand at the market. The coupons may be used over the weeks of the market

No change can be given for the SNAP, Double Up, Produce Rx, or Senior Farmers Market tokens, vouchers, or coupons. 

VA Salt Lake City Farmers Market
Wednesdays, August 3 – September 7, 2022

11 am – 1:30 pm
Outside Building 8, lawn and picnic area


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