The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides eligible households with financial assistance to supplement their 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 at the farmers market.  Applicants must meet certain eligibility requirements and can apply on-line at 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 in exchange for tokens, which they can use to buy eligible food products from participating 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?


  • Farmers market produce costs less than the grocery store?

  • At the Market, you can use SNAP EBT to buy anything except cut flowers and ready to eat foods?

  • You can use SNAP EBT to buy vegetable plants to grow at home?


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The DPFM now offers SNAP customers additional funds for the purchase of nutritious foods for their kids through our new Little SNAPS program!  SNAP families with one child will receive an additional $10.00 dollars in assistance and families with two or more children will receive an additional $20.00 to spend on nutritious foods at the market.  Visit the information tent for details.