Using Food Assistance Programs at Farmers Markets
Participating farmers markets who accept SNAP/EBT as a whole market will have a central token booth where the EBT card is swiped for payment and in return, wooden tokens are given out to customers to use as payment. For every $5.00 spent in tokens, a $2.00 FreshConnect voucher will be given. SNAP tokens may be used to purchase SNAP-eligible items from vendors at the market to include fruits, vegetables, plants that produce food, eggs, break, honey, meat, etc. Individual vendors at a farmers market may also accept SNAP/EBT at their stand so look for signage or ask the vendor if they accept SNAP benefits.
Use these coupons ($4.00 increments) to purchase local, fresh fruits and vegetables at a participating farm stand or farmers market vendor. Look for signage or ask the farmer if they accept Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) coupons at their stand!
FreshConnect Coupons / CNY Health Bucks
Use these coupons ($2.00 increments) to purchase SNAP eligible items from any vendor at the farmers market. Farm stands and vendors at the farmers markets are not required to have special authorization to accept these vouchers, as long as SNAP eligible items are being purchased! SNAP eligible include fruits, vegetables, plants that produce food, eggs, bread, meat, etc.