Canton Farmers Market

Food Access

Providing the community access to local, fresh, nutritious food.

Part of our mission at the Canton Farmers Market is to promote wellness through fresh food. Listed below are links to programs that will allow shoppers to access more high quality, healthy food.

State and Federal Nutrition Assistance Programs

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

  • SNAP can help you expand your healthy food budget. For an explanation of SNAP benefits, to find out if you are eligible for SNAP benefits and/or apply for benefits visit: SNAP Benefits (formerly Food Stamps).

  • For additional information about SNAP and other programs that can help individuals and families buy healthy, nutritious food, visit the Food Assistance webpage.

  • Healthy Incentives Program (HIP)

    • For information on how to increase your SNAP benefits through the Massachusetts Healthy Incentives Program (HIP), visit the Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) webpage. Select CFM vendors accept HIP - next time you’re at the market, come find us and ask!

  • Massachusetts Farmers Market Program

    • The Massachusetts Farmers Market Program gives seniors and families coupons to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at Farmers Markets. Visit the Farmers Market Nutrition Program webpage to learn more.

Local Resources

  • The Canton Helpline provides referrals to local social service agencies who can assist callers with basic needs such as food, clothing, furniture, and transportation. In addition, financial assistance is available to help with utility bills and fuel costs. The Helpline also can provide referrals for mental health assistance.

  • The Canton Food Pantry provides free food to eligible Canton residents. They serve many individuals and families, on a temporary basis, who have been affected by economic problems.

  • The goal of Fair Foods is to make a healthy diet of fresh fruits and vegetables affordable. They operate their unique $2 Bag Program at several local sites, including:

    • Stoughton YMCA (445 Central St.): every other Wednesday from 3:30 - 5:00 pm.

    • Brockton Trinity Baptist Church (1367 Main St.): Alternate Thursdays 2:30-4:00 pm.

    • Quincy Manet Health Center (110 W. Squantum St.): Alternate Wednesdays 2:30-3:30 pm.

    • Visit the Fair Food Site List here.