The Fondy Beet Enewsletter
Subscribe to The Fondy Beet, Fondy's weekly email newsletter! During the market season, you'll receive weekly emails with produce highlights and updates on news, events, and programs at Fondy Farmers Market. During the off-season, the email is sent once a month to keep you updated on all that's happening at Fondy.
We appreciate your interest in and support of our market and programs. Your information will be kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at any time.
Have a question about where to find a product? Looking for your favorite vendor? Want to know our hours? Look no further - we're here to help! Stop by the Information Booth under the little green tent. We're here to answer questions, listen to suggestions, or just shoot the breeze. We love to meet our customers.
While you're here, you may want to:
- Sign up for our free weekly drawing for a chance to win a market bag and $10 in Fondy Bucks to spend anywhere at the market.
- Get your free Fondy Frequent Shopper Punch Card. For every 10 times you shop at the market, you get $1 off your next purchase.
- Buy a stylish Fondy T-shirt or an eco-friendly Fondy shopping bag.
Gift Certificates & Fondy Bucks
You can't go wrong with gifts such as locally grown produce, artisinal bakery, natural soaps, made-from-scratch foods, and other high-quality, locally produced products. Stop by Fondy's Information Booth to purchase a gift certificate, redeemable for Fondy Bucks. Fondy's own currency, Fondy Bucks are $1 tokens. There are no restrictions on how Fondy Bucks are spent at the market. All market vendors accept Fondy Bucks.
SNAP/Food Stamp Swipe Cards
Fondy is pleased to accept SNAP/Food Stamp Swipe Cards, including the Wisconsin QUEST Card, through Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT).
To use your card, start at the Information Booth. Market staff will debit the amount you want to spend from your card and give this back to you in $1 EBT tokens. Just like money, EBT tokens can be spent with any of Fondy's farmers, bakers or spice vendors. The tokens never diminish in value or expire.
Fondy Farmers Market SNAP/Food Stamp Swipe Card procedures are as follows:
- All Fondy farmers accept EBT tokens
- No change may be given for EBT tokens
- EBT tokens never expire
- EBT tokens may be used to purchase eligible items, which are fruits, vegetables, meat and poultry, dairy, spices, seeds and plants intended for growing food
- EBT tokens may NOT be used to purchase ineligible items, which are non-food items, vitamins and medicines, ready-to-eat and hot prepared foods
- In accepting SNAP/Food Stamp Swipe Cards, Fondy follows all policies of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
To find out if your are eligible and to apply for benefits through SNAP, please contact your local SNAP office or visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services' FoodShare webpage.
Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) WIC and Senior Vouchers
The Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) is a state-administered program of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service. The program provides vouchers for low-income seniors and parents of young children to purchase fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs from farmers. 100% of Fondy farmers accept the vouchers.
To find out if you are eligible and to apply for Women, Infants and Children Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (WIC FMNP) vouchers or Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) vouchers, please visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services' Hunger/Nutrition Relief Programs webpage.
WIC Market Match
Attention WIC families: double your dollars by visiting the Fondy Information Booth and showing your WIC farmers' market vouchers to Fondy staff, who will then match the vouchers dollar-for-dollar with Fondy Market Match coupons.
WIC FMNP vouchers will be matched June 4th - October 30th, 2011, while funds last. WIC FMNP vouchers must be presented to receive match. Market Match coupons may only be used to buy fresh, Wisconsin-grown fruits, vegetables and herbs from Fondy's WIC FMNP-authorized farmers. Market Match coupons expire November 19th, 2011.
To download Fondy Food Center's report on the Wisconsin QUEST Food Stamp Benefit Terminal Project, please click here.
Fondy Farmers Market is also the largest redemption site in Milwaukee for the Women, Infants and Children Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (WIC FMNP) and the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP). These federal programs are administered by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.