Thursday, September 02, 2010

Monona Farmers Market - For Everyone

The following message floated in through the electronic mail slot the other day from Ross Cohen, the manager of the the Monona Farmers Market announcing that the market will accept Wisconsin food stamps beginning September 12.


Did you know that in Wisconsin 333,000 citizens currently receive an average of $170 each month in food stamps? That is over $56 million in government subsidies each month, all of which could be used to purchase soda and candy bars if that’s what the people chose to buy. This is why; when I became the Manager for the Monona Farmers Market this year I made it my top priority to be able to accept EBT (WI Food stamps) at the market.

I am pleased to announce that thanks to a donation from the Monona Hills Living Community and a generous grant from an anonymous donor through the Madison Community Foundation to fund the equipment needed, the Monona Farmers Market is now accepting EBT (WI Food stamps).

This is extremely important because it insures that all residents have access to the local, sustainable, and healthy food that is available at the market each week. This opportunity will also allow for WI tax payer dollars to remain in the local economy and to support our local family farms.

On September 12, the Monona Farmers Market will be kicking off their EBT acceptance program as well as holding their annual Art and Crafts Fair.

The Monona Farmers Market is located at Ahuska Park on E. Broadway from 9-1 every Sunday, May-October. For more information please visit

Ross Cohen
Monona Farmers Market Manager

Where the heck is it?

600 E. Broadway at Ahuska Park.


Sundays from 9 AM to
May 2 - October 31, 2010
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
at Ahuska Park

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