Using Your SNAP/EBT Cards and Credit Cards at the Farmers Market
Learn how to use SNAP/EBT/P-EBT at the farmers market and make the most out of your WIC vouchers and credit cards. Follow these steps and start buying fresh and nutritious produce today.
Visit the Market Bank Table
When you get to the farmers market, head to the Market Bank Table to exchange your EBT card for SNAP tokens, which are accepted by most vendors. Each token is worth $1, and can be used to buy any SNAP eligible items. Shopping for fresh produce has never been easier.
Produce Perks: Free Funds for Fresh Produce
While at the Market Bank Table, ask about Produce Perks - a free matching program that doubles your SNAP dollars up to $25. For every SNAP token you use, you'll get another one free to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables. Use them to stock up on the best produce of the season.
Explore a Variety of Vendors with SNAP
Find delicious, locally grown fruits and vegetables at a variety of stands throughout the market. Try something new or pick up your favorites. Indulge your sweet tooth with homemade pastries, bread, and other baked goods. Perfect for a special treat or to share with friends and family.
Here is how it works:
How do I use my SNAP/EBT/P-EBT? Step 1. Visit the Market Bank Table. Step 2. Redeem funds from you EBT card in exchange for tokens. Each SNAP token is worth $1 and can be spent on any SNAP eligible items. Step 3. Receive your Produce Perks, which are free funds that match your SNAP up to $25. Each of these tokens can be used on any fresh fruits, vegetable or plants that produce food. Step 4. Shop local!
SFMNP and WIC-FMNP Vouchers The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program helps low-income seniors access locally grown fruits and vegetables, and supports our local farmers and farmers' markets. Eligible participants receive ten $5 coupons to use at participating farmers' markets and roadside stands. Coupons can be redeemed for Ohio-grown fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs and honey. Vouchers may be redeemed beginning June 1, 2021 and are valid through November 30, 2021. This program is administered by the local Area Agency on Aging and you can apply to receive these vouchers with their office here. Ohio WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) provides nutritionally at-risk women and children with fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs from farmers’ markets and farmstands. This is accomplished through the issuance of four $5 coupons that eligible WIC participants may take to contracted Ohio farmers or markets to redeem for fresh, unprocessed fruits, vegetables and herbs. Participants receive supplementary nutrition education on the importance of these foods in their diets. Currently, only the highest risk participants of the WIC program, those being pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, some children and infants, receive benefits. Credit Cards/Gift Cards While many of our vendors individually accept credit cards, our Market Bank allows you the ability to shop the market universally, without cash. This also works as our gift card program, you can now purchase tokens to gift to any Farmers Market lover in your life while supporting local small businesses. If you are interested in using this as a holiday gift, please contact our market manager firstname.lastname@example.org. HOW DOES IT WORK? Step 1. Visit the market Bank Table. Step 2. Use your credit card to purchase our Credit Tokens. Step 3. Shop away!