Farmers’ Market Vendors

  1.  SNAP Guidelines
  2.  What can you sell?
  3.  What if I am not properly trained?
  4.  Vendor ‘Cheat Sheet’

In order to accept SNAP benefits at participating farmers’ markets, vendors must receive SNAP training and agree to follow SNAP guidelines.

SNAP Guidelines

– Only eligible items can be sold for SNAP redemption.

– NO CHANGE can be given on SNAP transactions.

– SNAP benefits may NEVER be exchanged for cash.

– Your market may have additional guidelines and you may be asked to sign a Vendor Agreement

What can you sell?

SNAP-eligible items include:

  • Vegetables
  • Meats
  • Dairy
  • Eggs
  • Seeds and plants that produce food
  • Baked goods
  • Syrup and honey
  • Jams and jellies

 

You CANNOT sell:

  • Hot food
  • Drinks
  • Arts and crafts
  • Beer, wine, liquor, cigarettes or tobacco
  • Pet foods

See a full listing of items at http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/retailers/eligible.htm.

 

What if I am not properly trained?

If one or more vendors violates the SNAP program guidelines, then the entire market may lose eligibility to accept SNAP. Use this Vendor ‘Cheat Sheet’ to make sure you understand SNAP guidelines.

For more training, talk to your market manager, contact the Little Rock USDA Federal Nutrition Service office at 501-324-5858 or visit our Resources page.