Food Assistance Programs
Who is eligible: Income-qualified, determined by MI Dept. of Human Services (DHS)
How it works: Bring your Bridge Card to the information booth at the farmers’ market and a cashier will swipe it for the amount you designate, and give you wooden market tokens for your designated amount. Tokens don’t have to be spent the same day and are only redeemable at the Cobblestone Farm Market.
When it’s available: Anytime the farmers’ market is open
Contact: DHS 1-855-275-6424; www.mi.gov/dhs
Double Up Food Bucks
Who is eligible: Anyone with a Bridge card.
How it works: Beginning June 1, for every dollar you spend from your EBT/Bridge Card, you will receive matching metal Double Up Food Bucks tokens (up to $20 per visit), which can be used to purchase fresh produce or plants to grow food in your own garden. Tokens don’t have to be spent the same market day and are accepted at all local farmers markets and at other participating Double Up Food Bucks locations.