Market Connection Program

Do you and your family need help affording fresh fruits and vegetables and other food items?

Qualifying families can get $100 in online store credit to use on the Ypsi Area Online Market to buy local fruits and vegetables and other staples. The Ypsi Area Online Market is a virtual farmers market where you can buy local produce. Offering curbside pickup of your orders at each location for safe no/low contact.

This program is possible through the generous support of the Children’s Foundation of Michigan and the operational support of Growing Hope.

To qualify:

  1. Have one or more children living in the household
  2. Be experiencing food insecurity (need help affording healthy food)
  3. Live in the Ann Arbor/Ypsi Area

Here’s how it works:

  • If you and your family qualify, a member of The Farm will help you create an account with the Ypsi Area Online Market
  • You’ll have$100 in online store credit that you can use to shop on the Market
  • Farmers and businesses then harvest and prepare your food
  • The fresh, local food is delivered to the pickup site you choose, either The Farm at St. Joe’s or the downtown Ypsilanti Farmers Market.
  • You pick up your items safely with no/low contact at the location that works best for you

Examples of what you can order:

  • Apples, plums, and pears
  • Beets, carrots, beans, greens, garlic, onions, peppers, sweet potatoes, potatoes, radishes, squash, and more
  • Fresh herbs, apple cider, eggs, cheese, meats, bread, and other prepared food items

Check out the market’s offerings:

We believe food is medicine.

If you are in immediate need for food, please call 2-1-1 to speak with a community advocate.