EBT / SNAP INFORMATION
The St Paul Growers Association is proud to partner with the State of Minnesota, the Department of Human Services, and MN Hunger Solutions to offer SNAP recipients additional matching funds to spend at the market!
All of our Market locations accept SNAP / EBT cards.
How it works:
- Bring your EBT card to the EBT/Manager Booth at any St. Paul Farmers’ Market location.
- Let the EBT Manager know how much you’d like to charge on your EBT card. The Market will double match up to $10.
- Example: If you’d like to spend $10 from your card, we will give you $10 in SNAP tokens plus $10 in Market Bucks and $10 in Produce Bucks. That’s a total of $30 to spend on nutritious, locally-grown food!
- Tokens and Market Bucks can be used to purchase any SNAP-eligible item – produce, meat, honey, baked goods, food-producing plants, etc. Produce Bucks can only be used to purchase fruits, vegetables and food-producing plants.
- The Market also accepts credit, debit, and cash. Many produce vendors accept the Farmers Market Nutrition Program checks (WIC) and NAPS vouchers.
How to use your EBT card at the Farmers Market
- Bring your EBT card to the designated EBT booth.
- Decide how much you would like to spend.
- We will swipe your card for that amount and give you tokens to be used at the market.
- While shopping, look for the growers who display the “EBT Accepted Here” signs in their booth.
What you can buy at the Market with EBT
- Bakery items
- Maple Syrup
- Herb Plants
- Plants that produce fruit or vegetables
What you cannot buy at the Markets with EBT:
- Cut Flowers
- Non-food items such as soaps and lotions.
- Foods intended for immediate consumption.
- There is NO FEE for this service.
- No change can be given for tokens.
- Tokens can be used at all market locations.
- EBT tokens do not expire and can be used at any of our farmers’ markets.
- Only SNAP eligible items may be purchased.