As a true community market, we are always seeking ways to be more inclusive, in order to bring together
local folks, local farms and local foods!
MCFM proudly accepts SNAP/EBT benefits! The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provides assistance to many Americans who do not have the resources to afford nutritious foods. We also offer Double Bucks - a great way for customers to stretch their SNAP benefits further.
The MCFM team believes this outreach will bring us one step closer to benefitting EVERYONE in the community. The program covers household foods (breads, baked goods, vegetables, fruits, meats, fish, poultry and dairy products). It does not allow non-food items or hot foods that are ready-to-eat. Look our for signs in the booths of our participating vendors. Please come to the Information Table in from of the Community House (small white building), where one of our volunteers will be happy to assist you.
MCFM has partnered with The Bulb Mobile Market, a mobile pay-what-you-can model, which serves neighborhoods located in underserved communities. The Bulb recognizes that access to fresh food is crucial to optimum health. This mobile units get to the “the bulb” of the problem by bringing fresh food, in addition to food education and resources, to those who wouldn't ordinarily have access. Each Saturday, our vendors and customers can donate fresh produce by placing it in the blue cooler in front of the Community House, which in turn will be passed on to this worthwhile organization.
MCFM looks for ways to promote sustainability of our environment. Did you know that we are part of the Butterfly Highway, a statewide conservation initiative that aims to restore native pollinator habitats to areas impacted by urbanization? Take a peek at these miniature workers in action the next time you're passing our patio garden.
We are fortunate to collaborate with BeeCityUSA, known for its efforts in galvanizing communities to reverse pollinator decline. Its members usually visit a couple of times a year and both adults and kids alike enjoy its fun display and observation hive.
Together, we can all spread the word about the vital role pollinators play in maintaining healthy habitats and ecosystems.