Starting June 1st, Food Stamps will be worth double their normal amount at many Michigan Farmers Markets, including the Flint Farmers Market in downtown.

The Double Up Food Bucks Program is a fair food initiative set up by the USDA, and adopted by Farmers Markets all around Michigan.  Flint, Grand Blanc, Lapeer, Owosso, and a few other area markets will be participating.

All a person has to do is bring their SNAP card to a participating farmer’s market and tell them how much they would like to spend. The clerk will then give that person their specified amount in tokens, plus match it in Double Up Bucks. For example: $5 on your SNAP card earns you $10 in fruits and vegetables.

**NOTE:  The markets will match up to $20 per market, per day.

This is a great way for many families to eat healthy, where they normally wouldn't have had access to do so.