CalFresh at Farmers’ Markets
Alchemist CDC, along with our wonderful volunteers and interns, facilitate CalFresh processing at 9 Certified Farmers’ Markets in the Sacramento region.
CalFresh Facts and Figures:
The government estimates that every dollar of CalFresh money spent in our region generates $1.79 in total community spending. Therefore, in 2019, Alchemist CDC generated over $410,000 in extra local economic activity for the Sacramento region!
In the United States in FY2018, Alchemist’s partner markets accounted for 1.6% of SNAP (CalFresh) spent at all farmers’ markets nationwide! Our markets contributed a significant portion of the $15.1 million of SNAP funds spent at farmers’ markets, despite only accounting for 11 of the 3,487 farmers’ markets (0.3%) that accept SNAP. (Source: https://tinyurl.com/2018SNAPRetailData)
Since it’s inception in late 2011, this program has demonstrated a clear trend of growth.