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Noblesville Farmers Market Receives Grant From Hamilton County Community Foundation

Noblesville Main Street (NMS) today announced an award of $6,250 from the Crosser Family Foundation, a fund of Hamilton County Community Foundation, to support the 2022 Noblesville Farmers Market.

“We are grateful for the support of the Crosser Family Foundation on such an important cause,” said Kate Baker, executive director of Noblesville Main Street. “This grant will directly support the entrepreneurial nature of the market and the SNAP program at our market. Accessing fresh and local produce at our farmers market will be a massive benefit to the members of our community that participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).”

According to the Farmers Market Coalition, SNAP provides monthly benefits to 45 million low income Americans who spent more than $22.4 million at farmers markets nationwide. NMS recognized the need for this capability when market attendees inquired which vendors accepted SNAP payments. Due to the requirements involved, individual vendors are unable to patriciate in the program themselves. To use SNAP payment this summer, customers will debit money from their card at the NMS booth in exchange for tokens that can be used directly with vendors. After the market is completed, vendors will be reimbursed by NMS for the tokens spent at their booth.

The Noblesville Farmers Market, the oldest and largest farmers market in Hamilton County, is celebrating its 31st year of existence this summer. The market is held every Saturday from May 7th to October 15th from 8am-Noon at Federal Hill Commons in Noblesville.

About Noblesville Main Street: Noblesville Main Street (NMS) enriches the culture and community of Noblesville’s downtown historic district by creating partnerships and programs to connect people to unique places and experiences. A 501 c3 not-for-profit organization, NMS is 100% funded through annual corporate and partner sponsorships. To learn more, visit: https://www.noblesvillemainstreet.org/.