Wholesome Wave Georgia (WWG) believes that all Georgians should have access to wholesome, locally-grown food. By doubling each federal nutrition assistance (SNAP aka Food Stamps, WIC and Senior FMNP) dollar spent at our sustainable, producer-only farmers markets, we increase access to good food while supporting sustainable farmers and contributing to the local food economy.
WWG has grown from three partner markets in 2009 to a network of 45 markets and direct-marketing farms in 2016. We are located in 25 cities throughout the state, stretching from Metro Atlanta to Valdosta, from Pine Mountain to Augusta.
In 2014, WWG helped facilitate 70% of the total SNAP transactions at farmers markets in Georgia by doubling over $164,000 SNAP dollars. A total of $235,936 SNAP benefits were spent at the 75 SNAP-authorized markets in Georgia in 2014.