SNAP ONLINE Eligible CSA/Produce Subscriptions Now Available in Lompoc

SNAP ONLINE Eligible CSA/Produce Subscriptions Now Available in Lompoc

Lompoc, California: Dare 2 Dream Farms today announced the launch of a new e-commerce platform that can now accept SNAP Online for customers using EBT/SNAP benefits. Their store launch in the GrownBy app offers a new way for SNAP/EBT customers to purchase locally grown produce and other fresh, local farm-grown foods for pick up or delivery without making their purchase in person.

First to offer SNAP Online

“We are the first community-supported agriculture or direct-to-consumer farm in Santa Barbara County to implement SNAP Online payments, allowing SNAP participants to connect with their local farmers outside of a traditional farmer’s market or brick-and-mortar store, thanks to the Marketlink grant awarded to us in 2023,” says Megan Raff, Owner of Dare 2 Dream Farms. “We’re eager to watch how our farm’s relationship blossoms with SNAP participants, now that they can access locally grown produce online for delivery or convenient local pick up regularly.”

SNAP ONLINE Eligible CSA/Produce Subscriptions Now Available in Lompoc
Dare 2 Dream Farms Produce Box, photo by Danielle Honea

What SNAP Does for You

Features and benefits of SNAP Online eligible Produce Boxes include:

  • Increasing access to locally grown produce and other foods for customers who can’t attend local farmer’s markets or brick-and-mortar stores that traditionally have been the only locations accepting SNAP/EBT payments.
  • Providing a convenient option for Lompoc SNAP participants to have local foods delivered to them or picked up at nearby pick-up locations.
  • Supporting the relationship between SNAP participants and their local food growers and producers.
  • Keeping dollars in the hands of local Lompoc food producers and the Lompoc community.

SNAP Online eligible Produce Boxes are available as of May 14, 2024, starting at $18.00. For more information on Dare 2 Dream Farms SNAP Online eligible purchases, visit https://grownby.app/farms/dare-2-dream-farms/shop.

In their press release, Karina Johnson, Public Affairs Specialist for Food and Nutrition Services, said, “The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides nutrition assistance to about 42 million Americans in need each month. USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) ensures that benefits are as convenient and easy to use as possible, however, historically there have been challenges when it comes to connecting participants with local farmers. Fortunately, modern technologies and innovative solutions have emerged to bridge this gap. By embracing online purchasing and mobile payment systems, FNS is creating a more efficient, inclusive, and mutually beneficial relationship between SNAP participants and farmers.”

About Us

Since 2009, our family-owned farm in Lompoc, California, has grown into a trusted source for backyard chickens, handcrafted coops, farm fresh eggs, locally grown produce, and special farm events. We strive to help all customers access the goodness of a true farm-to-table experience.

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