Provincetown Educational Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: May 20 – October 28, 2023
Provincetown Educational Farmers’ Market
May 20 – October 28, 2023
9am – 1pm
Ryder Street, Provincetown
What: Browse the booths and shop from your favorite vendors for fresh-picked fruits and vegetables, scallops, lobster, pasture raised pork / poultry / beef / goat, bread, baked treats, mushrooms, honey, plants, flowers. Please join us!
Nutrition Incentives Accepted: Doubling SNAP purchases up to $10/week. Earn HIP reimbursements for Fruits & Vegetable purchases with your SNAP card ($40-$80 can be reimbursed back onto SNAP debits just by shopping at the Ptown Farmers Market!) Doubling WIC & Senior Discount Coupons up to $10/week. Project Gratitude $10/week for veterans.
Vendors: Click here for information on how to apply as a vendor.
Where: You will find this outdoor market right in the center of Provincetown by Town Hall and on Ryder Street.
When: SATURDAYS May 20 – October 28, 2023 (excluding Portuguese Fest Weekend, June 24th)
Directions: See a map.
Parking: The closest parking is available at the town lots at MacMillan Pier and the high school lot. IMPORTANT: Please do not stop along Ryder Street at the back of the vendor booths at any time. This is a very busy central street. Any additional traffic caused by frequent stops to let customers in and out directly on Ryder Street is a safety concern and also has a great impact on our neighbors who are operating their stores and restaurants. We appreciate your cooperation in maintaining a safe and positive space — Thank you!
Local Food for All… SNAP, HIP, WIC, Senior Discount & Fresh Kids Coupons
Eligible Programs: The Ptown Farmers’ Market accept SNAP, HIP, WIC, Senior Discount Coupons and Project Gratitude for veterans. In 2013 we received a USDA grant for an EBT machine that accepts both SNAP and credit cards. In 2020 we became a HIP authorized retailer meaning up to $40-$80/month (depending on family size) is automatically reimbursed to you when you use your SNAP card with us at the Info Booth for fruit and vegetable purchases. Our market connects and benefits every socio-economic level, striving to make local food accessible for all.
$10 Match for SNAP, WIC, Senior Discount Coupon Clients: We match SNAP, WIC, and Senior Discount Coupon benefits in $2.50 increments, adding up to $10 for fresh food purchases. In other words, a $10 SNAP debit will yield $20 in tokens to be used at the market. The same EBT machine and tokens are used for credit cards, Project Gratitude, SNAP, WIC, and Senior Discount Coupons, assuring anonymity. No change is given for tokens at vendor booths. For more SNAP info, including eligibility information, click here.
Project Gratitude: In 2018 we won a grant from Massachusetts Department of Agriculture which allowed us to start a new program Project Gratitude. The mission of Project Gratitude is to thank veterans and their families for their service by connecting them with local farmers on the Cape & Islands. Veterans are gifted $10 in weekly Fruits & Vegetable tokens that they spend with farmers at participating farmers markets, boosting the harvesters’ income. By connecting veterans and farmers, a dialogue is created among those in service to our land, strengthening the health of our community.
We have purposefully created a market that encourages everyone to shop locally..
Learn & Participate!
Community Partnerships: If you are interested in setting up an educational table at the farmers market for your Community Organization, Non-Profit, Government Organization or Committee, or Healthcare Organization, please fill out our Farmers Market Tabling Registration Form. Please note that as the Provincetown Farmers’ Market’s primary purpose is to support local harvesters, sales and solicitation by community organizations is not permitted.
Education Boards: The Provincetown Educational Farmers’ Market is committed to educating customers as they move through the market and purchase local food. In future years unaffected by Covid when we can once again encourage slow ambling wandering through the market space, we create Ed Boards with children in our school and after-school gardening classes. The Ed Boards teach customers about both the farmer or producer as well as a “sustainability fact” that pertains to the vendor’s food. Through education, each of us can learn how to care for and participate in our local food system and the health of our bodies, community and environment.
Volunteers: The Provincetown Educational Farmers’ Market actively seeks committed volunteers for a variety of positions starting at 1/2 hour per week. We schedule help with signage (putting up and taking down), set-up of the market, breakdown, postering, directing customers and shifts behind the Sustainable CAPE market table. To become a part of a wonderful group of committed volunteers throughout the summer and into September, please contact us.
The Provincetown Farmers’ Market mission is to educate the consumer about the many benefits of local food to our health and the environment and to connect & benefit every socio-economic level, striving to be accessible to all.