Center for Healthy Communities

Market Match Makes Fresh Food Affordable

Participants double their farmers’ market food dollars and get more fruits and vegetables

Thanks to a generous grant from the Ecology Center of Berkeley and its Market Match program, the CHC at Chico State is now partnering with the Chico Certified Farmers’ Market to offer the program at several farmers’ markets in Butte County.

Carefully targeted Market Match nutrition incentives help low-income Butte County residents stretch their CalFresh shopping dollars to afford more healthful, locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables. As a direct result, the program also supports small and mid-sized local farms and boosts the local economy.


Here's how to get twice as much healthy food for you and your family:

  1. Look for the Market Match sign at the market’s information booth
  2. Use your CalFresh and have your benefits doubled*
  3. Buy more fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables

*CalFresh is matched dollar for dollar, up to a maximum amount, per family, per market day.

Aquí entenderá cómo conseguir el doble dealimentos saludables para usted y su familia:

  1. Busque el nombre Market Match en el puesto de información del mercado
  2. Utilice su CalFresh y duplique sus beneficios*
  3. Compre más frutas y verduras frescas, cultivadas localmente

*Los beneficios CalFresh se duplican dólar por dólar, hasta un máximo, por familia, por día de mercado.

For more information, contact Jenni Dye by email at jkdye@csuchico.edu or via telephone at 530-898-3572

Look for Market Match at these farmers' markets in Butte County:

Chico Wednesday Market

North Valley Plaza Mall Parking Lot
Adjacent to Trader Joe's
Pillsbury Rd. & Plaza Way
Chico, CA

Wednesdays, year-round

7:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Paradise Tuesday Market

Paradise Alliance Church Parking Lot
6491 Clark Road
Paradise, CA

Tuesdays, mid-May to mid-October

7:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

Oroville Saturday Market

Dove's Landing
2600 Oro Dam Blvd.
Oroville, CA

Saturdays, mid-May to mid-October

7:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

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