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Virginia Fresh Match News and Media

June 19, 2020: Local Shenandoah County grocery store joins Virginia Fresh Match network

June 10, 2020: Hillsville Farmers Market set to return for summer

May 31, 2020: Farmers and their pandemic market, article by The Martinsville Bulletin

February 17, 2020

Grown Here at Home: Virginia Fresh Match making produce more accessible and affordable

January 25, 2020

Virginia Food Banks and Programs Help Battle Food Insecurity

December 13, 2019

“VFM Newsletter: Fresh Perspectives Issue 003”

November 21, 2019

Bedford grocery store providing 50% discount on fresh produce for SNAP recipients

November 6, 2019

Abingdon’s holiday market now open through Dec. 21

October 14, 2019

“VFM Newsletter: Fresh Perspectives Issue 002”

August 12th, 2019

“VFM Newsletter: Fresh Perspectives Issue 001”

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August 1st, 2019

“Virginia Fresh Match: A Statewide Network Helping Farmers Markers Serve Low-Income Shoppers.”


July 31st, 2019

“Farmers markets and SNAP redemption boosting local food sales.”


July 1st, 2019

“Let’s Keep All Arlington Kids Healthy This Summer.”


June 19th, 2019

“More SNAP incentives coming to Roanoke Co+op.”

WSLS 10 News

May 27th, 2019

“Virginia Fresh Match program helps low-income shoppers.”


May 1st, 2019

“Expanded SNAP benefits offered at Augusta County farmers’ markets.”


April 23rd 2019

“Project GROWS increases food access for SNAP participants at farmer’s markets”

Augusta Free Press

March 27th, 2019

“Get a Jump Start on the Farmers Market Season.”


February 11th, 2019

“Friendly City Food Co-Op matches SNAP dollars for produce.”


October 9th, 2018

“Co-op to participate in LEAP, Virginia Fresh Match program to help with food insecurity.”

Augusta Free Press

September 5th, 2018

“Ensuring Affordable Produce in Fairfax County.”

Fairfax Connection

August 16th, 2018

“Virginia Farmers Market Programs Work To Expand Access To Fresh Produce.”


August 8th, 2018

“LEAP/Virginia Fresh Match receives $1.8 million grant through USDA’s Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Grant Program.”

Salem Times Register

August 6th, 2018

“Statewide federal grant coming through LEAP.”


“Grant will extend SNAP benefits for produce.”

NRV News

“LEAP lands major grant.”


August 2nd, 2018

“USDA Invests $21 Million to Encourage Low-Income Families to Buy Healthy Food Options.”


July 10th, 2018

“Virginia Fresh Match means more healthy fruits & vegetables for Virginia Families.”

Action in Community through Service (ACTS)

July 16th, 2017

“SNAP EBT cards now accepted at Caroline County farmers markets.”