Coos Bay Summer Farmers Market returns Wednesday
COOS BAY, Ore. -- It's that time of year again. The Coos Bay Summer Farmers Market is back in town beginning this Wednesday.
There's a little something for everyone, from farm fresh produce to gluten free options, fresh seafood, meat and merchandise from local artisans.
The "Double Up Food Bucks” program is also back, meaning folks can swipe their EBT card for tokens to buy fresh produce, and the market will match the dollar amount pulled out of the EBT account up to $10 a day.
Organizers say there was a high demand for the program last year and had to find additional funding for it this year.
"We've also got additional funding this year from the Bay Area Hospital Community Grant, so we're going to be having additional funding,” says market manager Ashley Audycki, “so you could be living in Bandon, Lakeside, Coquille, Myrtle point ... and come to the market and in some way get more beans for your buck."
The farmers market will be on Central Avenue every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through October.