Shawnash Institute

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2018 Annual Benefit

We are currently planning the fourth annual Shawnash Benefit. Every year on the eve of the opening of the Oak Park Farmers’ Market we come together with members of the Oak Park community to celebrate making healthy fruits and vegetables available to all. Join us at the Oak Park River Forest Museum on May 18 to support this great cause.

Check here for last year’s event highlights. Read about last year’s event here.

Double Value Coupon Program

The Shawnash Institute became involved with the Double Value Coupon Program at the Oak Park Farmers’ Market in the summer of 2014. The DVCP makes it possible for LINK card holders to afford fresh, healthy food from our Farmer’s market. We believe in making fresh produce available to everyone. Read more in the Austin Weekly News article. More info on food stamps in capitol hill.

Double Value Coupon Weekly Distributions

Every week during the market season, Shawnash posts the distributions of coupons to LINK card holders and coupon redemption by market vendors. Year to year comparisons show a steady growth in Double Value Coupon usage. View the 2015 coupon activity. 

Farmers’ Markets

Shawnash believes everyone deserves access to fresh, healthy food. Our mission is to increase LINK card holders’ participation in the Oak Park Farmers’ Market to give all community members access to healthier food.  Village of Oak Park Farmers’ Market Web Site