Wakefield Market actively participates in the VA Fresh Match program, which focuses on supporting local food producers and providing increased access to fresh, locally grown produce for customers in Virginia. The program allows customers who receive SNAP benefits to double the value of their dollars when purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers.
Wakefield Market has diligently worked to bring the VA Fresh Match program to its customers. The store understands the importance of supporting local agriculture and ensuring that everyone in the community has access to nutritious food. By collaborating with the program, Wakefield Market demonstrates its commitment to these principles.
During the growing seasons, Wakefield Market makes it a point to purchase from an average of 10 local producers in the area. This not only helps support the local economy but also provides customers with a diverse range of locally sourced products. By sourcing from these local producers, Wakefield Market strengthens the connection between farmers and consumers, promoting a sustainable and resilient local food system.
Through their partnership with the VA Fresh Match program, Wakefield Market strives to make healthy, locally grown food more accessible and affordable for all customers, including those who rely on SNAP benefits. By doubling the purchasing power of SNAP dollars, Wakefield Market enables customers to stretch their food budget and make healthier choices.
Wakefield Market's active involvement in the VA Fresh Match program demonstrates their dedication to supporting local producers, promoting community health, and fostering a sustainable food ecosystem.