SNAP & SNAP INCENTIVE PROGRAMS AT THE DPFM
A huge part of our mission is to provide our community with access to fresh & local nutrient dense produce and foods.
We accept SNAP EBT and offer SNAP match through the Virginia Fresh Match program which doubles SNAP purchases on fruits and vegetables dollar for dollar up to a certain amount — meaning you could get $10 worth of food for only $5 from your SNAP account. Visit our information tent for more details.
What is SNAP?
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides eligible households with financial assistance to supplement their monthly grocery budget. SNAP is funded by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and administered by local departments of social services. Benefits are transferred monthly to an EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card and can be used like cash to purchase groceries and food goods at the DPFM, grocery stores and other outlets. Applicants can apply on-line at www.dss.virginia.gov or at the local department of social services agency that serves the locality where you reside.
How to use SNAP benefits at the Market?
SNAP customers redeem their benefits by swiping their EBT card on a point-of-sale (POS) terminal at the market's information table in exchange for $1 tokens, which they can use to buy eligible food products from participating farmers and vendors.
SNAP eligible items are items such as fruits and vegetables, breads, meats, dairy products, plants, seeds, baked items. SNAP cannot be used for any foods served hot or ready to eat on site and non-food items.
Did you know?
Our market manager is on hand every Saturday to help answer your SNAP related questions and explain our incentive programs.
At the Market, you can use SNAP EBT to buy locally grown vegetables, fruits, fresh baked bread, farm eggs, pasture raised poultry, beef & pork, local honey, jams, jellies, and much more.
You can use SNAP EBT to buy vegetable plants to grow at home.