All farm and market partners in 2024 will receive grants up to $10,000 in Good Food Bucks!
Any and all New Jersey SNAP-authorized Farmers, Farmers Markets, Farm Stands, Mobile Produce Markets, or CSA programs are invited to apply for City Green's Good Food Bucks program! By participating in Good Food Bucks, you will be joining a network of over 35 NJ farm and market partners who are working to make healthy, farm-fresh food more affordable for NJ residents who use SNAP.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis between 11/15/23 and 4/15/24 for markets operating during the 2024 calendar year.
The above link is for new Good Food Bucks partners. Returning partners should check your email or your Data Document for your abbreviated re-application form, which will contain your entries from your previous applications.
Rolling Applications Accepted: 11/15/23 - 4/15/24
Final 2024 deadline: April 15, 2024
Notice of award: within 60 days of submission.
Who is Eligible to apply?
Any SNAP-authorized farmer, farmers market, farm stand, mobile produce market, or CSA program based in New Jersey.
Farms and markets currently in the process of becoming SNAP-authorized are also eligible to submit an application. For information on SNAP-authorization, check out our How to Become a SNAP-Authorized Farm or Market in NJ Toolkit
Brick and mortar grocery stores should contact email@example.com for information on how to enroll in the Good Food Bucks program. We will have a more formal application process for brick and mortar sites sometime in the coming weeks!
By joining the Good Food Bucks program, partners will receive:
Funding for the Good Food Bucks SNAP nutrition incentive program, up to $10,000 throughout 2024 for all farm-direct partners
Outreach and marketing funding and support
Access to networking opportunities
Food access trainings, webinars, and monthly newsletters
SNAP and WIC/FMNP technical assistance
Assistance in obtaining SNAP/EBT card-reader equipment
Increase your revenue by accepting SNAP and Good Food Buck payments
Create a welcoming and inclusive farm-fresh shopping experience for your community
Join farms and markets across the state in having a positive impact on families, farmers, and communities!
The application can be previewed by clicking the link in the Google Form’s application description. It is estimated that the application will take approximately 1 hour to complete for new partners, but only a few minutes for returning partners. Please let us know if you require any accommodations, or have any questions about the application or program. You can contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling us at 973-869-4086.
We are so excited for this season and look forward to working with you to increase the affordability and accessibility of fresh, local New Jersey produce!
The Good Food Bucks program is a project of City Green, Inc., and is supported by our partners at USDA NIFA, the New Jersey Department of Human Services, The Tepper Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Partners for Health Foundation, Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, Victoria Foundation, Russell Berrie Foundation, and Schumann Fund of NJ.