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Using EBT cards at farmers markets

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More and more Minnesota farmers markets accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits when you shop with your Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card. Learn how to use your EBT card at Minnesota farmers markets, which farmers market accept EBT cards, and what you can and cannot buy with your card.

Check the website or Facebook page of your local farmers market to see if it accepts EBT cards. You can find lists of Minnesota farmers markets accepting EBT cards on the following websites:


    Market Bucks

    SNAP/EBT customers can double their purchasing power at participating farmers markets. Every $1 of SNAP/EBT benefits spent is matched by $1 in Market Bucks — up to $10 every time a customer visits the market! Hunger Solutions Minnesota administers the program and has fliers and brochures available on their website.

    The Twin Cities Mobile Market — a grocery store on wheels that brings fresh produce, meat, and groceries to 33 locations throughout the Twin Cities — also accepts SNAP/EBT and offers Market Bucks. See when it will be in your neighborhood.

    Questions or comments?

    Contact the SNAP-Ed team for more information.

    Related resources

    Market Bucks — Hunger Solutions Minnesota — This website provides information on its Market Bucks incentive program for EBT users shopping at farmers markets.

    Download a copy of this information in print form: Using EBT cards at farmers markets (PDF).

    Katie Spoden, AmeriCorps VISTA Member — Extension Food Access Project, and Mary Vitcenda, Senior Editor

    2015; reviewed 2017 by Laura Perdue, Extension Educator — Health and Nutrition.

    Reviewed in 2018

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