The Floyd Farmers Market connects local farmers and businesses directly to consumers in downtown Floyd. The Farmers Market runs 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday from May through October. All vendors are from Floyd County or one of its neighboring counties, and they’ve vetted so that customers get a good mix of products while also being assured that what they’re buying was made or grown in Southwest Virginia. In one season, customers at the Floyd Farmers Market spent more than $70,000 – all of which went to local businesses and stayed within the community. Additionally, SustainFloyd, which manages the Farmer Market, provides an EBT machine at the market to pay for tokens for purchases from our local growers. The machine allows people to purchase food with a credit card or with their SNAP (food stamp) card. Additionally, SustainFloyd manages a charitable account which provides SNAP beneficiaries with double-value coupons where the consumer receives a double amount in value of fresh market goods. The double-value SNAP program is made possible through a partnership with New River Valley Community Services. Over the last two seasons, SNAP recipients spent more than $35,000 on fresh, healthy food at the Floyd Farmers Market. SustainFloyd also extends the reach of the Farmers Market through its Mobile Farmers Market program. The organization uses its refrigerated truck to sell locally grown foods in neighborhoods throughout Floyd County, reaching people who for various reasons can’t make it to the Saturday Farmers Market in Floyd.