Considering becoming a vendor at the CityCenter Danbury Farmers’ Market for 2019? Please give us a call at 203-792-1711 or or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for details.
We’re looking forward to our third year on the Danbury CityCenter Green with adjacent complimentary parking, weekly live music, food demos and tastings, the FREE Downtown Trolley and lots more.
So much happening makes this THE place to be on Saturdays.
Look for more Family Days and Free give-away days.
NEW THIS YEAR Each market, we will match any amount of your SNAP/EBT dollars. We’ve taken the cap off SNAP.
FREQUENT SNAP Shopper PROGRAM
Each time you spend $5 of your SNAP money you get a punch. After 5 punches, you get a $10 bonus of fruit and veggie coins to spend.
Double your SNAP Money! Plus
We will also match your WIC and Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Vouchers.
Our Food and Nutrition Demos with the $15 market produce gift certificates will continue and special health produce certificates for Veterans will be available.
We had the best season yet! Thank you to all the vendors, shoppers, volunteers and guests. We’ll be back again in 2018!
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2017 Giving Day and Danbury Farmers’ Market!
Your donations help us bring affordable access to local fresh food to those with limited resources.
The mission of the Danbury Farmers’ Market Community Collaborative is to provide Affordable Access to Local Fresh Food – thus all of our programs – and sustainability of CT farms.
Every Saturday, from the end of June through the end of October, the Danbury Farmers’ Market Community Collaborative (DFMCC) enables everyone to share in the excitement and benefits of fresh local fruits, vegetables, specialty food items, music and special events.
Better Food For Better Health
Obesity and poor nutrition at all ages, underlying factors in most chronic diseases are strongly associated with the inadequate intake of fruits and vegetables. Those with limited resources tend to purchase less fruits and vegetables. Through direct cash incentives at the market, the DFMCC continues to attack disparities in food purchasing power. Research shows that 79% of the project participants increased their intake of fruits and vegetables.
Striving to provide equitable access to fresh food for all Danbury area residents, and promote health and nutrition, the collaborative of more than 30 community stakeholders, works to both enable those now excluded by limited resources to purchase fresh, local food at the Danbury Farmers’ Market and enhance the market experience for all. Healthy shoppers, healthy vendor profits and a healthy local economy are the goals. At its core, Better Health through Better Food is a community-wide health and nutrition enhancement and engagement campaign, a sustainable agriculture initiative, and an economic development strategy.
DFMCC Nutrition Incentives
For those with limited resources, providing additional cash (purchasing power) is the best incentive to increase buying of local fresh fruits and vegetables. Using a market coin system, DFMCC enables Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly know as Food Stamps) recipients to use their benefits at the market and matches up to $15 per market to buy nutritious food. DFMCC also matches up to $9 per market for Seniors and Women, Infant & Children’s program (WIC) recipients using Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Vouchers (FMNP).
For those not receiving government food assistance, Fruit and Veggie Certificates are available through 2 community health centers.