San Juan Islands-grown food available for seniors, WIC recipients

  • Fri Jun 22nd, 2018 3:16pm
  • Life

Submitted by San Juan County

San Juan County Health and Community Services is again partnering with Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor, Orcas Island Community Foundation and the Honeywell Foundation to offer “Market Bucks” at Farmers Markets on Orcas and San Juan Islands. The Market Bucks program provides additional dollars for women and children participating in the Women, Infants and Children, or WIC, Nutritional Program, and the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, to spend at the farmers market this summer. This benefit doubles the amount of local foods that may be purchased, expands the number of families that are able to participate in the programs and supports local farmers.

To find out if you qualify and to enroll in these programs, contact San Juan County Health and Community Services at 360-378-4474.

San Juan Island Farmers Market

WIC Farmers Market Checks and Market Bucks for WIC and Senior women, sponsored by Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor and the Honeywell Foundation, will be given out from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, June 23 and Saturday, July 28 at the San Juan Island Farmers Market.

Orcas Island Farmers Market

WIC Farmers Market Checks and Market Bucks, sponsored by Orcas Island Community Foundation, will be distributed at the Orcas Farmers Market from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, July 14.

For more information, visit www.sanjuanco.com/455/WIC-Program or call 360-378-4474.