Did you know you can buy Fresh Bucks as gifts? It’s like a gift certificate to the farmers market! This season, give Fresh Bucks to all the local food lovers in your life and support small New England farmers and food producers. Stop by any Welcome Table at the Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market, Saturdays 9am to 1pm, to purchase Fresh Bucks in any $5 increment. You’ll receive our unique, attractive tokens in a cute envelope with gift tag.
What are Fresh Bucks, you ask?
Launched by Farm Fresh Ri in 2007, Fresh Bucks are our token-based farmers market currency. They originated back before mobile credit card processing was common as a way to enable shoppers to still use cards to purchase from local vendors. Today, Fresh Bucks continue to add value at the market, keeping smaller vendors without their own credit card capabilities from missing out on sales — and providing an alternative to finding an ATM (and paying steep ATM fees) if you need cash at the market.
Just swipe your debit or credit card at the farmers market Welcome Table to receive Fresh Bucks. The tokens never expire and can be redeemed at a growing number of participating farmers markets across Rhode Island. Use Fresh Bucks to buy directly from market vendors, and receive change in cash.