We are proud to be partnering with the Fernie Women’s Resource Centre, Columbia Basin Trust and the British Columbia Association of Farmers Markets to launch our Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program.
Coupons will be distributed through Bellies to Babies and Fernie Women’s Resource Centre and can be redeemed at all Fernie Mountain Market Vendors that sell unprocessed fruits, meat or vegetables. Participating vendors will be identified by signs posted on their tents.
The Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program (FMNCP) is a healthy eating initiative that supports farmers’ markets and strengthens food security across British Columbia. Community partner organizations hand out coupons to lower-income families and seniors participating in their food literacy programs. These coupons can be spent at all BC farmers’ markets that participate in the FMNCP to purchase vegetables, fruits, nuts, eggs, dairy, cut herbs, meat and fish. Each household enrolled in the Program is eligible to receive a minimum of $21 per week in coupons.
Learn more about this amazing program on the BCAFM Website