Get involved today! We need your help to support food access in Sacramento County.

Alchemist CDC operates CalFresh processing at multiple farmers’ markets throughout Sacramento County. The CalFresh program offers qualifying lower income individuals financial assistance in purchasing food for themselves and their families. Farmers’ markets are a great asset to communities, and can lead to improved health for area residents. By making it easier for lower-income populations to purchase food at farmers’ markets, these community assets will become more equitable and accessible to all individuals.

CalFresh at Farmers’ Markets volunteers assist in processing SNAP transactions, distribute EBT and Market Match vouchers, and assist in redemption of vouchers from farmers’ market vendors.

Training: Contact Charlie Variano, Program Coordinator at charlie@alchemistcdc.org to get started. All volunteers must complete a volunteer agreement and must sign up for shifts in advance using our sign-up link.

Youth: We welcome volunteers ages 12 and older. Volunteers ages 12 to 17 need a parent or guardian’s permission to volunteer.

COVID-19 Safety: For everyone’s continued safety, all volunteers are required to wear a face mask, regardless of vaccination status. Volunteers must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination at training.

 

Where we schedule volunteers:

Florin Farmers’ Market
Thursdays 8AM – 12PM
5901 Florin Road
Sacramento, CA 95823

Country Club Plaza Farmers’ Market
Saturdays 8AM – 12PM
2405 Butano Drive
Sacramento, CA 95825

Laguna Farmers’ Market
Saturdays 8AM – 12PM
8245 Laguna Boulevard
Elk Grove, CA 95758 

Midtown Farmers’ Market
Saturdays 8AM – 1PM (winter: 9AM-1PM)
1050 20th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

Natomas Farmers’ Market
Saturdays 8AM – 12PM
Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend
2501 New Market Drive
Sacramento, CA 95835

Sunrise Farmers’ Market
Saturdays 8AM – 12PM
11164 Folsom Boulevard
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

Central Farmers’ Market
Sundays 8AM – 12PM
1689 Arden Way
Sacramento, CA 95815

 

If you would like more information or are interested in volunteering, please contact:

Charlie Variano (she/her)
CalFresh at Farmers’ Markets Program Coordinator
charlie@alchemistcdc.org

 

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