Supporting 170 small family farmers and food producers from the Mid-Atlantic region, FRESHFARM educates the public about food and the environment, sustains the local food economy, and works to ensure wide access to breads, meats, dairy, and locally grown products. Offering a match for those using federal nutrition benefits like SNAP, WIC, or Senior Nutrition Coupons, each market also partners with a neighborhood emergency provider to donate leftover food for use in their daily menus. The Farmer Fund enables farmers and producers to learn more about sustainable farming, while FoodPrints shares the benefits of cooking with over 5,700 students at fifteen DC public elementary schools every year. Weekly markets bring the wealth of 10,000 acres of farmland into the heart of the city – along with demonstrations by chefs, nutrition educators, and cookbook authors. There are so many ways to serve!