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How to Use SNAP at the Farmers’ Market

SNAP-eligible items include:

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

You CANNOT buy:

  • Hot food
  • Drinks
  • Arts and crafts
  • Beer, wine, liquor, cigarettes or tobacco
  • Pet foods
See a full listing of eligible items here.

How do I use SNAP at the Farmers’ Market?

To use your SNAP benefits at the Farmers’ Market, you will need your SNAP EBT card:

  • Find the Point-of-Sale (POS) machine – in NWA it’s typically found at the farmers market manager booth.
  • Decide how much of your SNAP funds you want to spend  and the market manager or trained volunteer will run your card.
  • You will be given tokens or scrip (paper tickets) for your requested amount.
  • If the market is participating in the DYD project, you will likely receive a 1:1 match in market coupons. 
  • Use the tokens/scrip and the market coupons just like cash at the farmers’ market!
  • You CANNOT receive change for SNAP tokens/scrip or DYD coupons.
  • Any unused tokens/scrip may be refunded back onto your SNAP card, or you may save the tokens/scrip to be used at your next visit!