Cameron Farmers Market offers final double token day

Extra funding came from La Crosse County Health Department

Some shoppers at the Cameron Park Farmer’s Market were getting more bang for their buck Friday.

The market was offering its final Double Token Day of the season for anyone who took part in Wisconsin’s Food Share program. That meant if a person bought $5 worth of tokens with an EBT debit or foodshare card they would receive an extra five tokens for free, doubling their purchasing power.

The extra funding from the La Crosse County Health Department not only means more food for people who need it but also more business for our local farmers.

“It’s kind of a way of bringing people down to the market for the first time and hoping they continue to shop even when the incentives aren’t running, and also what I just discovered it’s a great, great way thing for our farmers because they work hard, they come down here and bring us beautiful, beautiful produce and this gives them additional customers and addition dollars to support the work that they do,” said Cameron Farmers Market Manager Nell Saunders-Scott.

The double token deal was good for up to $20 worth of tokens.

The outdoor market runs through October.