We believe that everyone has a right to healthy, local food.

We work with many of our farmers to increase the affordability of shares. 

Looking to purchase CSA shares with SNAP, SNAP with Double Up Food Bucks, a payment plan or work trade options?

You can search our farm directory for those who have payment plans or work trade options.

Paying For Your CSA

Did you know that if you purchase your share with SNAP, you may be able to stretch your dollar even farther with Double Up Food Bucks?

For eligible households using SNAP benefits, the Pacific NW CSA Coalition will match up to $200 toward the cost of your share from participating farms through our Double Up Food Bucks program.

This is done by applying a match of up to $200 for the SNAP benefits that you use. This money goes directly to your CSA farmer, making CSA more affordable while helping farmers earn a living. For example, a CSA share normally priced at $650 will only cost you $450 with Double Up Food Bucks.

Eligibility:

  • Double Up Food Bucks are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis only.

  • Only active SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) users may participate.

 

How to use Double Up Food Bucks:

  1. Choose a CSA farm that participates in Double Up Food Bucks from this list.

  2. Sign-up for the CSA directly with the farm.

  3. The farm will send you paperwork that you will need to complete and mail back to PNWCSA.

  4. That's it! Once the season begins, the CSA Coalition will process your SNAP payments and provide the Double Up Food Bucks directly to your farm.

 

Background:

Double Up Food Bucks for CSA is part of a statewide program that provides SNAP match through the Pacific NW CSA Coalition and at farmers markets throughout the state. The goal is to increase the purchasing power of SNAP participants to buy healthy, local fruit and vegetables. In 2021, the Coalition has over $45,000 to help families participating in SNAP to purchase a CSA. The Coalition believes that farmers thrive and communities are healthy when everyone has access to fresh, local food. Double Up Food Bucks makes being a member of a CSA affordable for everyone while still providing a sustainable income for family farms.

Double Up Food Bucks is funded by the State of Oregon and Farmers Market Fund, a Portland-based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to providing under-served populations greater access to fresh, locally grown food.