Farmers’ Market Brigade

Volunteer to help increase food access in your neighborhood.

Farmers’ Market Brigade volunteers help distribute Produce Plus checks at participating neighborhood farmers’ markets in DC. Through the Produce Plus program, DC residents who receive SNAP, WIC, Medicaid, Medicare QMB, TANF, Grocery Plus (Senior CSFP), or SSI Disability can receive $10 per household twice per week to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables! Volunteers are a vital part of the program and will help distribute Produce Plus checks at neighborhood farmers’ markets during the 2017 season.

Produce Plus check distribution will begin on June 1, 2017. Sign-ups for volunteer trainings and market shifts now (links below)! If you are interested in other volunteering opportunities with DC Greens, please check out our Open Volunteer Hours at the K Street Farm.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Brigade

Questions about volunteering with the Farmers’ Market Brigade? Email Mary Alice Reilly at

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STEP 1: Attend a 2017 training

All Farmers’ Market Brigade volunteers must attend a training this year — even if you volunteered last year! Trainings for the 2017 season will begin in May.

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STEP 2: Sign up for shifts at farmers’ markets

Produce Plus check distribution will begin June 1, 2017!

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Banner photo credit: Caitlin Sanders