GMFTS brings $68,000 worth of fresh produce to SNAP recipients

By on Thursday, May 30th, 2019 in Coupon Program. No Comments

NEWPORT, VT – May 9, 2019 On April 30, Green Mountain Farm-to-School ended its fourth year of operating the Fresh Fruit & Vegetables Coupon Program, distributing $70,000 worth of coupons for fresh produce to residents of Essex and Orleans counties enrolled in 3SquaresVT, also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This year 89% Read the full article…

Increasing access to fresh fruits and vegetables in the NEK

By on Monday, April 2nd, 2018 in Coupon Program. No Comments

Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS), in partnership with the national non-profit, Wholesome Wave, is making fresh fruits and vegetables more accessible to low-income residents of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom through the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Coupon Program.

GMFTS Has a Fresh Plan for Making Coupons More Accessible

By on Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 in Coupon Program, Press Release. No Comments

Vermont has a wealth of farm fresh foods, yet access to affordable, local produce is often not viable for some residents of the Northeast Kingdom (NEK).  Low-income individuals and families who depend on 3squaresVT need their food dollars to stretch as far as possible.To address this challenge, Green Mountain Farm to School (GMFTS) will be Read the full article…

GMFTS pilots fresh produce coupon program at local stores

By on Friday, May 8th, 2015 in Coupon Program. No Comments

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Coupon program, a new program piloted by Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS), will allow families receiving federal SNAP benefits, known in Vermont as 3SquaresVT, to purchase $75 worth of fresh fruits and vegetables at local NEK grocery stores. The primary goal of the program is to increase the purchase of fresh fruits Read the full article…