Did you know you can use your SNAP EBT card to buy fresh, local foods, and get additional fruits and vegetables for free? Using SNAP and Virginia Fresh Match at Spotsylvania Farmers Market is a great way to stretch your SNAP and double your benefits.
WHAT IS SNAP and VIRGINIA FRESH MATCH?
It is a matching program using market tokens that enables you to use your SNAP benefits at local farmers markets. Market tokens are wooden coins that are accepted by market vendors. Each token has a value of $1. There are two types of tokens: BLUE SNAP EBT tokens and RED Virginia Fresh Match tokens.
HOW DOES IS WORK? (IT'S EASY!)
1. Bring your SNAP EBT card to the Market Manager’s tent.
2. Swipe your card for the amount of BLUE SNAP EBT market tokens you wish to buy. These BLUE SNAP EBT Tokens can be used to buy SNAP-eligible foods.
3. For every $1 BLUE SNAP EBT token, you get a FREE $1 RED Virginia Fresh Match token up to $30 per week. These RED Virginia Fresh Match tokens can be used to buy healthy, delicious fresh produce.
4. Go shopping! Use your BLUE and RED tokens to make your purchases directly from vendors around the market.
MEET OUR PARTNERS
Spotsylvania Farmers Market offers this program to SNAP customers through our partnership with Virginia Community Food Connections, a local non-profit who’s mission is to ensure the availability, access, and affordability of locally-produced food by connecting local farmers and all members of the community.
For more information, please visit the farmers market and speak to the Market Managers or email us. You may also visit
USING CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS AT THE MARKET
Every vendor accepts cash and most, but not all, vendors accept credit/debit cards. You can visit the Market Manager’s tent and debit money from your credit or debit card in $5 increments. You will receive $5 GREEN wooden tokens that all vendors will accept and spend just like cash. There is a small fee to run this transaction.