A $2,000 donation by F&M Trust to the North Square Farmers Market will benefit the market’s neediest customers, according to Market Coordinator Jay Eury.
The F&M funds support the market’s ‘Double Dollars’ program. The “dollars” can be used by all customers shopping with their SNAP cards. This program essentially makes all produce half price when shopping with SNAP at the market.
“‘Double Dollars’ exists because of North Square Farmers Market values all members of our community,” Eury said.
Market organizers want to make sure high quality, fresh, local produce is available to everyone.
“We so appreciate our partners at F&M who share this priority,” he said. “Many thanks to many members of our community.”
New Winter Market
The market runs at Fort Chambers Park in Downtown Chambersburg from spring through fall. A new Winter Market started last month at the Coyle Free Library. It is open the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month.
The next Winter Market at Coyle Free Library is Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
North Square Farmers Market brings a variety of the best locally grown produce, meats, eggs, cheese, jams, baked goods, flowers, coffee, arts and crafts, gourmet items and more to area shoppers.
Everything comes from local farmers, artisans, and entrepreneurs. It is presented in a fun, social atmosphere – complete with free kids’ activities, live music, friends and neighbors.
The Market’s Mission
- Provide access to fresh, local food choices.
- Support local farmer, producer & artisan businesses.
- Provide health & nutrition education.
- Foster local pride; serve as a community gathering place.
- Further the economic development of our community.
Local Farmers, Local Community
North Square Farmers Market is a project of Downtown Business Council of Chambersburg, Inc. DCI is a non-profit organization supporting and revitalizing Chambersburg’s downtown community.
“Buying local supports local farmers and the local economy (among other things),“ Eury said. “It also guarantees that (shoppers) get the freshest, best-tasting and most nutritious foods.”