Would you like to get more of your groceries from local farms but can’t afford to? You may qualify for AdkAction’s new Fair Food Program, which provides funding via our pre-paid Fair Food Cards to purchase local, farm fresh foods. 

 

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What is the Fair Food Program?

Fair Food is a food subsidy program that helps local people access locally sourced, farm fresh foods. We work with farmers and food processors who not only grow or produce food locally, but who also value humane care of livestock and sustainable agriculture. Eligible households are low- and middle-income families in Clinton, Franklin, Essex, and Hamilton Counties. 

Participants receive a Fair Food Card, which is a credit card that has been pre-loaded with funds based on household size. Fair Food Cards can only be used to purchase locally-sourced foods from approved farm vendors. The cards are topped up monthly with funds from generous foundation supporters and individual community donors.

Where can I use my Fair Food Card?

Fair Food Cards are accepted at the following approved farms, farmers markets, food hubs, farm stores, and retailers throughout the Adirondacks. Check back regularly as our list is quickly growing.

The Hub on the Hill, Essex, NY (storefront and online ordering with regional delivery). Learn more about shopping at the Hub here.

Brandy Brook Maple Farm, Ellenburg Center. Visit them weekly at the Saranac Lake Farmers Market

Early Dawn Confections, Saranac Lake. Visit them weekly at the Saranac Lake Farmers Market

Harmony Hills Farmstead, Malone. Visit them weekly at the Saranac Lake Farmers Market

Juniper Hill Farm, Wadhams. Visit them weekly at the Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Elizabethtown, and Keene Valley farmers markets

North Country Creamery, Keeseville. Visit their Farm Store located at 931 Mace Chasm Road in Keeseville, or visit them weekly at the Saranac Lake Farmers Market

Polish Corner, Plattsburgh. Visit them weekly at the Saranac Lake Farmers Market

Sugar House Creamery, Upper Jay. Visit their Farm Store located at 18 Sugar House Way in Upper Jay, or visit them weekly at the Saranac Lake and Keene Farmers Markets. 

Triple Green Jade Farm, Willsboro. Visit them weekly at the Saranac Lake Farmers Market

Wild Work Farm, Keene Valley. Visit them weekly at the Keene Farmers Market

 << Click here for a complete list of area farmers markets and where Fair Food Cards are accepted. >>

        Application Process

        Check your income eligibility

        Complete the enrollment form and survey

        Eligible applicants are admitted as funding allows

        If you have any questions about the Fair Food Program, contact us and we’ll help you apply.

        Is my household eligible?

        You must be a permanent resident of Clinton, Franklin, Essex, or Hamilton county to participate, and meet the household income requirements outlined below.

        AdkAction uses United Way’s ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) income thresholds as a guide for eligibility. ALICE households earn more than the Federal Poverty Level, but less than they need to afford a basic survival budget. You can use the Income Eligibility Calculator below to see if your household may qualify before beginning the application.

        Income Eligibility Calculator

        Applications to the Fair Food Program are approved as funding allows. Currently there is a waiting list to participate.

        If you are experiencing food insecurity and have an immediate need for assistance, please contact your county’s Department of Social Services office.

        Essex County

        Franklin County

        Clinton County

        Hamilton County

        For more information about our Fair Food Program, please email fairfood@adkaction.org

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