Fresh Food Box

 

The Fresh Food Box pilot, a partnership between Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and Taste the Local Difference (TLD), seeks to increase fresh food access by connecting SNAP-eligible communities in Detroit and Ypsilanti to farmers offering fresh produce through online stores.

Individuals and families interested in fresh food can select a local farm that meets their needs based on location, delivery, payment option, and type of products offered. Customers then register directly with their desired farm and pay using SNAP/EBT (and P-EBT) or their preferred payment method.

 

Ypsilanti

  Old City Acres Ypsilanti Ar​ea Online Market
Style* Choice Choice
Length of Program Spring-Fall Year-round
Frequency of Pick Up or Delivery Determined by Customer Determined by Customer
Price $varies $varies
Payment Options

Cash

Credit Card

SNAP/EBT (P-EBT)

Cash

Credit Card

SNAP/EBT (P-EBT)

DUFB

Senior Project Fresh

Prescriptions for Health

SNAP Eligible Pick-up Locations and Times

Saturdays:

Ypsilanti Farmers Market (400-698 Rice St; 9 -12 pm)

Tuesdays:

Ypsilanti Marketplace (16 S Washington St,  3 - 7pm)

Home Delivery Not available Not Available
Ordering SIGN UP SIGN UP


Detroit 

  City Commons CSA Deeply Rooted Produce Dancing Meadows Homestead Keep Growing Detroit
Style* Choice Pre-packed Box Pre-packed Box Choice
Length of Program

June - October 

(20 weeks)

 

June - August 

(15 weeks) 

or 

June - November

(28 weeks)

 

June - October

(20 weeks)

June - November
Frequency of Pick Up or Delivery Determined by Customer weekly or bi-weekly weekly or bi-weekly Determined by Customer
Price** 

$300 - $500**

(for the entire season)

$300 - $425**

(for the entire season)

$242 -$1,040**

(for the entire season)

$varies
Payment Options

Cash

Credit Card

SNAP/EBT (P-EBT)

DUFB

Cash

Credit Card

SNAP/EBT (P-EBT)

WIC Project Fresh

Cash

Credit Card

SNAP/EBT (P-EBT) 

DUFB

Cash

Credit Card

SNAP/EBT (P-EBT)

DUFB

SNAP Eligible

Pick-up Locations and Times

Tuesdays:

Villekulla Flowers (3393 E Ferry St, 5-7 PM)

 

Available JUNE 13th

Thursdays:

East Warren Farmers Market (16836 E. Warren, 3:30 - 7 PM)

Home Delivery

Thursdays: 

Keep Growing Detroit (1850 Erskine Street,  4-6 PM)

Home Delivery No

Yes; Tues - Fri

($5-12/week)

Yes;

(included in share price)

Yes

(free for SNAP users)

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*Style
      Pre-packed box: a mixture of vegetables selected by the farm for the customer
      Choice: customer selects the vegetables they want from a list of what the farm has available
 
**Price
      Customers paying with SNAP/EBT (Bridge Card) are charged a weekly fee instead of paying all costs up front. For example, if you purchase a 20 week box valued at $300, your Bridge Card would be charged $15 per week for the 20 weeks of the program.


This project is supported with funds from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

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