SAVE MONEY: Double Your EBT Dollars at the Owensboro Regional Farmers’ Market
Last Thursday, I visited the Owensboro Regional Farmers' Market to broadcast alongside the Daviess County Diabetes Coalition. They were on site spreading the word about their mission to Prevent Type 2 in 2022- a concentrated effort to curb the incidence of Type 2 Diabetes here in Owensboro-Daviess County and across the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
While I was visiting, I was chatting with my friend Angie Padgett, who works the Debit Transactions booth at the market, where, if you don't have cash on you, you can buy wooden tokens to use at the various vendor booths at the market.
While chatting with Angie, I learned something that I did not know. The Owensboro Regional Farmers' Market also accepts EBT transactions and, at the booth, you can actually double your dollars.
Here's how it works. The EBT limit at the Owensboro Regional Farmers' Market is $20. However, there's a program in place that allows you to double that amount and get $40 worth of farm fresh produce, local grown meats, milk and more.
$12 of that extra $20 can be used on fruits and vegetables. You'll get green tokens to spend on those.
The remaining extra $8 can be used on farm-fresh eggs, dairy and meat.
Though the 2022 season is making a turn for the back stretch at the Owensboro Regional Farmers' Market, there's still time to take advantage of the Kentucky Double Dollars program. The market is open on Tuesday mornings, Thursday evenings and each Saturday from 8am until Noon (from mid-April through the first weekend in November).
And, fun coincidence, this is National Farmers Market Week!