Farmers Markets/Local Foods
Did you know that you can use your SNAP benefits at many farmers markets? SNAP benefits can help you buy healthy local foods. Use your benefits to buy fruits and vegetables, plants that grow food, breads, meat, fish, poultry, and dairy products. You can also buy jellies/jams, ciders, sauces/salsas, honey, and baked goods.*
Using SNAP at the Farmers Market
Find a Farmers Market that accepts SNAP Benefits. USDA. Agricultural Marketing Service.
Filter results by “payment accepted” and “market location” to find farmers markets that accept SNAP benefits and are located near you.
Prepare for your trip to the market. NY Farmers Market EBT/Food Stamp/SNAP program.
Learn to find affordable local food. University of Minnesota Extension.
Teaching Nutrition at the Farmers Market
Implementing Nutrition Education Activities in Farmers Markets Through Maine SNAP-Ed Programs. (PDF 5.2 MB) Maine SNAP-Ed Program and Wholesome Wave.
Farmers Market Tours: A Guide for Nutrition Educators. (PDF 3.9 MB) EFNEP. NC State University. North Carolina Public Health.
Integrating Local Foods into Nutrition Education Programs. NC Cooperative Extension.
Nutrition Assistance In Farmers Markets: Understanding the Shopping Patterns of SNAP Participants. USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.
Get fact sheets, curricula, social marketing tools, and more related to SNAP-Ed and Farmers Markets. USDA. SNAP-Ed Connection Resource Library.
Find lesson plans, PSE change materials, evaluation tools, and more related to SNAP-Ed and Local Foods. USDA. SNAP-Ed Connection Resource Library.
Accepting SNAP Benefits at the Farmers Market
Learn about SNAP Benefits at Farmers’ Markets. USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.
SNAP/EBT at Your Farmers Market: Seven Steps to Success. (PDF 9.9 MB) Project for Public Spaces and Wholesome Wave.
SNAP Guide for Farmers Markets. Farmers Market Coalition.
Learn about how and why you can accept SNAP at your market and see if you qualify for free SNAP EBT equipment!
*Products purchased at farmers markets must be intended for at home consumption.