Friday, May 19, 2017 was the third annual Shawnash Benefit on the eve of the opening of the Oak Park Farmers’ Market. This annual event celebrated making healthy vegetables and fruits available to all.
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.
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.
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