WHAT IS THE GARDEN STATE GOOD FOOD NETWORK?

More spending power for customers.
Higher incomes for farmers.

City Green's Garden State Good Food Network Good Food Buck program is New Jersey's only statewide SNAP-Doubling farmers' market incentive program. City Green provides funding, training, and technical assistance to farmers markets, farm stands, mobile markets, and CSA's so that ALL of our neighbors can double the amount of fresh fruits and vegetables on their tables, while at the same time supporting the people who grow our food. Every time a customer spends $1 of their SNAP benefits at any participating farmers' market or farm stand, they receive an additional $1 in Good Food Bucks for more locally-grown fruits and vegetables! DOUBLE spending power means DOUBLE fruits and vegetables. Some partner locations are even eligible to double the value of WIC FMNP and Senior FMNP vouchers with Good Food Bucks!

 

Through the Garden State Good Food Network's Good Food Buck program low-income families across the entire state can have access to the healthy, farm-fresh produce they deserve.

20

participating farmers market and farm stand partners, and growing every year!

$151k

in Good Food Buck incentive dollars redeemed across our partner network since 2016

13,000

SNAP and WIC shoppers have used Good Food Bucks to buy more local produce for their families!

2020 Good Food Buck Impact Report Coming Soon!
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"The Good Food Bucks program has expanded our Farmers Market tremendously. It shows that shopping for fresh, local and healthy produce is accessible to everyone in our community. We have seen families benefit from our program and continue to come back weekly because this is one of the best ways to spend their money."

Manager at Riverview Farmers Market, Jersey City

"This program means a lot to me and my family. I want my kids to grow up eating healthy. It isn’t easy for us to buy fresh foods all the time. We never shopped at a farmers market before this year. At first it was very different for us but we really love coming here now. We’re thankful for the program and all the fresh foods we can have at home now."

Good Food Buck Shopper at Montclair Farmers Market

WHO WE ARE

City Green is a 501(c)3 urban farming and gardening organization, based in Clifton, New Jersey working to revitalize urban areas through agriculture and educational programming. It offers practical, technical and financial resources in support of environmental stewardship, equitable access to healthy food, and ecologically sustainable communities. 

 

City Green envisions livable, green urban communities that are socially, economically and environmentally rejuvenated.  Because of the community garden and greening projects carried out by the community with the help of City Green, residents have access to bountiful fresh produce; youth have volunteer, work and leadership opportunities in the community; and neighborhoods have welcoming, safe, natural respites that are a focal point for sociability, community involvement, cultural expression and individual empowerment.