Innovative Farm Stands Double the Value of WIC and SNAP/EBT Benefits

pch-flyer-final2010Park City Harvest Farm Stand locations in Bridgeport have reopened for the season and Wholesome Wave’s Double Value Coupon Program for SNAP/EBT and WIC recipients is once again being offered. Under this program, $10 in benefits equals $20 in fresh, CT-grown,  fruits and vegetables! The markets also accept seniors farmers market checks and cash.

Summer 2010 locations open through September:

  • Tuesdays, 12:00 – 5:00: St. Vincent’s Medical Center, 2800 Main Street
  • Wednesdays, 9:30 – 2:00: Bridgeport Health Department, 752 East Main Street

Park City Harvest is a project of Wholesome Wave  and the Healthy Bridgeport Alliance.

Michel Nischan is a Jame Beard awarding winning chef, cookbook author, restauranteur and founder and CEO of Wholesome Wave. Michel writes a regulary monthly column for the Atlantic.
Michel Nischan is a James Beard awarding-winning chef, cookbook author, restauranteur and founder and CEO of Wholesome Wave. Michel currently writes a regular monthly column for the Atlantic.

Video: Watch Wholesome Wave’s founder and CEO, Michel Nischan, interviewed on  the “Making a Difference” segment of the NBC Nightly News with Brian William. In it, NBC’s John Yang visits with Michel at farmers’ markets and his family’s backyard garden to discuss the incredibly positive impact Wholesome Wave’s Double Value Coupon Program is having around the country as it provides inner city neighborhoods with access to fresh, healthy and affordable locally grown food.

For more information about Wholesome Wave’s Nourishing Neighborhoods programs, visit www.wholesomewave.org.

Read more about local food hero Michel Nischan in his profile in Who’s Who in Sustainable Food CT.

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