The Louisville Farmers Market Association (LFMA) has released its annual “Local Food Guide.” The Guide maps out the city’s farmers markets, as well as New Roots’ Fresh Stop Markets. It highlights each market’s hours of operation, as well as methods of payment, including those that accept Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program LFM.Money-2and SNAP benefits. Several of the markets have opted to provide a “double dollars” program for shoppers who use SNAP and Senior benefits.  Every dollar of SNAP or Senior benefits will buy two dollars’ worth of farm fresh healthy food at those markets.

Louisville has added five new farmers markets this year, for a total of 21. New markets are:

Fourth St. Live, 440 4th St.
Eastwood Village, 16300 Eastwood Cut Off Road.
Belknap, UofL Belknap Campus Red Barn.
Prospect Area, New Goshen Presbyterian Church, 12900 W. Hwy 42.
Middletown, First Baptist Church, 11721 Main St.

The LFMA, funded by a Kentucky Department of Public Health Community Health Action Teams grant, helps member markets increase their capacity and growth by assisting with marketing, financial advisement, and vendor and volunteer recruitment. The association receives staff support from the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and Louisville Forward. To learn more about the market and to become a “friend” of the LFMA, visit https://bit.ly/1RdDIT7 or call 574-6520.

The 2018 Local Food Guide is available on-line at https://bit.ly/1RdDIT7.

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