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Double Dollars at Farmers Market

The McCreary County Farmers’ Market was one of several Kentucky markets to receive assistance through the Community Farm Alliance Double Dollars program.

Under the program, those purchasing produce from local vendors using their SNAP or WIC cards at the Farmers’ Market will be able to double their value, with only half of the amount of the purchase deducted from their balance.

With $1,000 in funding from the program, vendors will still receive the full sale amount of their merchandise, but buyers on the benefit program will only be charged half of the amount on their accounts.

“It’s a great program,” McCreary County Tourism Director Adam Phillips said. “We certainly encourage everyone to use it.”

The McCreary County Farmers’ Market operates every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. through Noon at the intersection of Wilburn K. Ross Highway and Raider Way in Stearns. It also is open on select Thursday evenings at the Jackson Heritage Park in downtown Whitley City.

Phillips said participation in the market has been going strong this season, with the typical ebb and flow as local produce gets harvested.

Annual memberships to the market for vendors are available, or can pay a $5 one-day fee to sell their locally grown merchandise.

All products sold at the market must be locally grown in McCreary or the surrounding counties, and vendors of locally made processed foods and crafts are welcome as well.

For more information on the market you can visit their page on Facebook, visit, call 376-3008 or e-mail

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