Powell River has been lucky enough to enter it's 6th year in the Farmers' Market Nutrition Coupon Program through the BC Association of Farmers' Markets.
Through this program, community organizations provide farmers' market coupons to lower-income families and new mothers. The coupons are then cashed in at member markets like ours. This is a program sponsored by Healthy Families BC and the Provincial Government. Both Family Place and BOND are participating community organizations.
With the coupons participants can buy fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs, nuts, eggs and meat. The program also focuses on the social aspect of getting people out and about in the community, seeing friends, buying fresh, healthy food and connecting with local food producers.
For the past 2 years we have been able to add 9 seniors to our recipients of the Nutrition Coupon Program through the Farm to Fork Fundraiser. We want to be able to help more seniors so we're also adding another fundraiser that is fun for the whole family. Full details below.
Come to the INFO booth at the market to get your birdhouse, we're happy to answer any questions you may have.