TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — The Rose District Farmers market is set to kick off April 1 at 418 South Main Street in Broken Arrow.
This year's market will provide two opportunities each week to buy fresh local meats, produce, bread, and more.
The market will be open Saturdays from 8 a.m. until noon and Tuesdays 4 to 8 p.m.
The City of Broken Arrow launched a Tuesday pilot program over the winter after receiving multiple requests from customers and vendors.
It was so successful that the market decided to operate twice a week this season.
SNAP benefits and the Seniors Farmers' Market Nutrition Program will be available again this year.
Additionally, the Rose District Farmers Market will officially become a Double Up Oklahoma Farmers Market.
This program permits EBT cardholders to purchase SNAP tokens and receive DUO tokens for every $1 spent in SNAP, up to $20 per day.
Customers can redeem the DUO tokes on the following items:
The Rose District's Farmers Market began in 2003 with 10 vendors but now averages 50 vendors weekly.
"Our market has grown substantially over the past three years, and we are adapting to the response by giving them additional days to shop and more ways to pay," said Farmers Market Facilitator Nicole Orcutt. "Our goal has always been to provide fresh, locally produced foods to the largest number of people we can."