SNAP EBT

A SPECIAL NOTE FOR THE 2021 MARKET SEASON AND PLACING PRE-ORDERS

 

We welcome you to continue to use your SNAP EBT or P-EBT card and get additional FREE fruits and vegetables at Spotsylvania Farmers Market. During the 2021 Market Season, when you use EBT or P-EBT to get tokens to spend at the market, we will match up to $40 with additional tokens for FREE fruits and vegetables. Please visit the Market Token booth for updates to the token program and to use EBT.

 

To place a pre-order of products for pick up on market day and pay with EBT: EBT cannot be used over the phone or internet, but vendors may allow you to preorder and take your payment at the market when you pick up your items – just ask them when you place your order. If they are able to do this, then paying for your order will be done the same way as if you were shopping with EBT at the market. If for some reason you are unable to pick up your order, please make sure you contact the vendor and let them know. If you have any questions about this process, please visit the Market Manager’s booth or e-mail us.

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 usYou may also visit

www.virginiacfc.org or www.virginiafreshmatch.org

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USING CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS AT THE MARKET

Every vendor accepts cash and most, but not all, vendors accept credit/debit cards. While we encourage you to use your credit and debit cards directly with vendors, if necessary, you can visit the Market Token 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 that spend just like cash.