The Board of Directors of the Benson Farmers Market, a Nebraska nonprofit corporation, adopted this Mission Statement as the Preamble to its Bylaws on September 14, 2011:
The Mission of the Benson Farmers Market is to provide a venue where our community can access fresh, locally-grown foods and artisans' goods and services.
The Market supports neighborhood outreach, wellness, and health by hosting family-friendly events that invite participation from the community at large.
The Market creates a place that is welcoming and that encourages direct relationships between producers and consumers.
In this spirit, the Benson Farmers Market has developed its website as an interactive social network. We invite you to share our vision and join our journey. Become a member today─just click on "Sign Up" in the upper right-hand corner of this page.
If you're a member of the Benson Farmers Market website, you have a page here that belongs just to you─it really is all yours!
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GARDEN PARTY, MAY 11, 2013
On Saturday, May 11, the Benson Farmers Market will be holding its first Garden Party.
We will have the garden art, plants, seeds and expert advice to help you achieve the look you want.
Enjoy strolling through our garden of delights as you listen to our featured musical artist, Robert Matter.
Master Gardeners from University of Nebraska Extension will be on hand to answer your questions from 9:00 AM to Noon.
If you have garden art, then we'd love to have you join us. It's not too late. Space rental is available for $15 per Saturday (with a price break if you come more often). You can register ahead of time, or you can just show up at 6:30 AM (or in time to be set up by 8:00) the day of the event.
Vendor registration information can be found here.
BACKYARD BAR-B-QUE BASH
JULY 27, 2013
CREDIT/DEBIT & EBT CARDS!
The Market now accepts credit and debit cards on behalf of its vendors for all purchases. For shopping, denominated tokens may be purchased at the Market booth and will be accepted by any Market vendor. Large purchases from a single vendor can also be paid at the Market booth. There is no charge to either vendors or customers for this service.
The Market honors EBT cards for qualified purchases under the USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly called "food stamps". EBT cards may be used at the Market booth to purchase specially-denominated tokens that can be used to purchase foods and food plants.
WIC & SENIOR VOUCHERS
The Market also provides special tokens to redeem Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) and WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program (WIC FMNP) vouchers.