Double Up Food Bucks Program Starts This Weekend at The Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market

Starting Saturday, June 6, low-income families can stretch their food budget to buy fruits and vegetables while supporting Michigan farmers through the Double Up Food Bucks Program. Double Up Food Bucks is an innovative program of Fair Food Network, Michigan’s statewide healthy food incentive program. In a press release it was announced that this seasonal program provides customers who use their federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to shop at the market with a … [Read more...]

Opening Day is just four weeks away in Downtown Rochester!

Searching for a sure sign of spring? Head to the Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market on Opening Day, Saturday, May 3. Celebrating its 15th season, the Farmers’ Market is a frequent stop for area residents to enjoy the vibrant colors, aromas and flavors of southeast Michigan’s growing season.  Located at the corner of E. Third and Water Street, just one block east of Main Street, the market is open every Saturday, May 3 through October 25, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. “The positive energy at … [Read more...]

Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market now accepting Bridge Cards

Starting Saturday, August 24, the Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market will accept Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT), also known as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Bridge Cards.  This initiative, through the Rochester Downtown Development Authority, gives recipients of public assistance access to fresh, locally grown foods. “Our vendors provide fresh, local and healthy food for all of our area residents,” said Nancy Voges, DDA Marketing Coordinator.  “It makes sense that … [Read more...]