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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Use Your SNAP-EBT Card at Farmers Markets Across Minnesota

By Laura Perdue, Extension Educator — Health and Nutrition, Urban

Do you receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits? If so, you can use your SNAP-EBT card at more than 80 farmers markets in Minnesota, and you can make your money go further with the Market Bucks program. Between May 1 and October 31, 2016, every $1 of SNAP-EBT benefits you spend at participating locations will be matched by $1 in Market Bucks — up to $10!


There are three easy steps to using a SNAP-EBT card at a farmers market.

  1. Buy tokens at the EBT booth. Get Market Bucks to match dollar-for- dollar (up to $10).
  2. Use tokens (and Market Bucks) to buy SNAP-eligible foods from market vendors.
  3. Keep unused tokens for future visits or return them at the EBT booth.
For more information or to find a farmers market near you that accepts SNAP-EBT, visit http://z.umn.edu/farmersmarkets.

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