Dickinson Students: Use Personal Declining Balance to Purchase Farmers’ Market $5 Tokens

Dickinson Students shop for cheese at Farmers on the Square.Pilot Program for Dickinson Students: $5 “Wooden Nickels”, redeemable at the Farmers on the Square market, can be purchased at the Devil’s Den using a student’s Personal Declining Balance Account (DBA).

Dickinson students shop at the Dickinson Farm stand at Carlisle's weekly farmers' market.The information for the personal DBA is encoded on the College ID. No other card is needed! For students who don’t have a credit card or carry cash, using the personal DBA to purchase Farmers’ Market tokens is a way to broaden healthy & local food options.

“Personal declining balance is set up by a student or the student’s parents. Declining balance provided by Flex plans, flex points and charging will not work.” (Dickinsonian, “Miseno’s Now Accepting Declining Balance” Feb 2011)

Dickinson students shop at the weekly Farmers on the Square market.A limited number of tokens are currently available for purchase at the Devil’s Den, just in time for the upcoming Farmers on the Square market on Saturday, April 21st from 9:00am-1:00pm at the Depot.

The long-term feasibility of this project is being investigated by students in Sebastian Berger’s Environmental Economics class.Students shop at the weekly Farmers on the Square market. A google survey will help the student coordinators gauge interest in the program’s expansion. If you have questions or would like more information, contact Brendan Murtha at murthab@dickinson.edu.

The weekly Farmers on the Square market returns to the square on May 9th!

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