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:
In 2020, Alchemists CDC saw over $340,000 CalFresh dollars spent at our partner markets alone!
The government estimates that every dollar of CalFresh money spent in our region generates $1.79 in total community spending. Therefore, in 2020, Alchemist CDC generated over $600,000 in extra local economic activity for the Sacramento region!
In the United States in FY2019, Alchemist’s partner markets accounted for 1.5% of SNAP (CalFresh) spent at all farmers’ markets nationwide! Our markets contributed a significant portion of the $14.3 million of SNAP funds spent at farmers’ markets, despite only accounting for 11 of the 2,309 farmers’ markets (0.4%) that accept SNAP. (Source: https://tinyurl.com/2019SNAPRetailData)
Since it’s inception in late 2011, this program has demonstrated a clear trend of growth.