St Johns Farmers Market
Open Saturdays - May - October
9:00am - 2:00pm
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides low-income households with benefits that they can use on eligible food items, and in some cases, like cash at grocery stores and participating farmers markets, including the St. Johns Farmers Market.
The Farmers Market Fund’s Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) program matches SNAP dollars spent at 60+ farmers markets across Oregon. Through the program, the St. Johns Farmers Market provides SNAP shoppers with a dollar-for-dollar match of up to $20 per market to buy additional fresh produce at the market.
How it works:
No sign-up process is required. SNAP participants simply swipe their Oregon Trail card at the market information booth in exchange for tokens to be used at the market. For every $1 of SNAP, up to $20 is matched in DUFB to purchase additional fresh produce from local farmers and producers. In 2023, the St. Johns Farmers Market will match both food and cash benefits.
The St. Johns Farmers Market requires farmer vendors who sell produce to participate in the Oregon Farm Direct Nutrition Program (FDNP). Oregon FDNP is a state-administered, federal nutrition program serving income-eligible seniors as well as families enrolled in the WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program. Eligibility and enrollment is determined by contacting your local WIC office (for WIC participants) or calling 1-866-299-3562 (for seniors).
How it works:
Participants receive green $4.00 checks to spend on fresh produce directly with authorized farmers. Unlike our other food access programs, the St. Johns Farmers Market is not involved in the transaction, which is conducted between the FDMP and the farmer vendor.
Address: N Charleston & N Central, Portland, OR, 97203 (in the parking lot of the St. Johns Christian Church)
Hours: Saturday 09:00 - 14:00