Branford Alps Farmers Market is a non-profit seasonal market featuring both conventional and sustainable organic CT produce, dairy, poultry, eggs, and meats. The market also features live music, body care products, and a few sea or farm-to-table food trucks in a mini food court. Shop for the week, have some tea or a smoothie and a pastry, and socialize or chill while listening to a local band.
All SNAP market customers can triple the value of the amount they swipe, up to $20, at the market booth, receiving a combination of wooden market tokens and paper Veggie Buck vouchers.
For example, a $20 SNAP card swipe results in $40 in tokens and $20 in Veggie Bucks for a total of $60 to spend at the market. The wooden tokens can be used to purchase any SNAP approved foods at the market.
Veggie Bucks – thanks to a grant from End Hunger CT! – can be used to purchase any fresh fruits and vegetables at the market. Tokens and vouchers can be spent at the Branford Alps Farmers Market up until Oct 27th, the last Thursday on the season.
WE ARE A MARKET THAT OFFERS ACCESSIBILITY AND AFFORDABILITY OF LOCAL, FRESH FARMER’S PRODUCTS UNDER A SINGLE DECORATIVE HIGH TOP TENT.
WHEN CUSTOMERS SPEND MONEY AT THE MARKET, OR HAVE THEIR ASSISTANCE DOLLARS STRETCHED, THEY ARE VOTING WITH THEIR WALLETS FOR A MORE SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEM. HEALHTY LOCAL FARMS PRESERVE OPEN SPACE, ENRICH SOILS, PRODUCE HEALHTY ANIMALS AND PLANTS AND PROVIDE NUTRITIOUS FOOD.
For participation, please apply at Manage My Market. We are recruiting farmers, crafts people, musicians, non-profit booths, and food trucks. For questions or suggestions please contact us by calling 203-494-0227.
Donors are welcome to contact us. We appreciate donations of time as well as of money. We hope you will support us in raising awareness about eating fresh and supporting our local farmers and vendors. We welcome suggestions for vendors, musicians and artists. Don’t be shy. We love your marketing ideas and enthusiasm!
Many thanks for your interest!
Martha Maguire, Market Manager