SNAP EBT at Farmers Market

The Fairgrounds Farmers Market Now Accepts SNAP EBT Cards! Use your SNAP benefits to buy fresh fruits, vegetables and local meat and dairy products. The Farmers Market is open year-round every Saturday, from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.

How it Works

  • Go to the office at the Fairgrounds Farmer's Market.
  • Tell the market manager how much you think you will spend at the market.
  • The market manager will swipe your EBT card for that amount and give you the equal value in tokens. ($1 = one token; $10 = 10 tokens) along with a receipt.
  • Use your tokens to buy SNAP-eligible products from vendors at the market.
  • Keep any leftover tokens to use the next time you're at the Fairgrounds Farmers Market, or bring your receipt with the tokens back to the office and have the amount put back on your EBT card.

Important Note

Because of federal SNAP guidelines, vendors are not allowed to give change for purchases made entirely with tokens. Vendors can give change for purchases made partly with cash.

EXAMPLE: The tomatoes you want to buy cost $2.80

  • You give the vendor three tokens (worth $3). The vendor cannot give change.
  • You give the vendor two tokens (worth $2) plus a one dollar bill. The vendor gives you 20 cents change.
  • You give the vendor two tokens plus 80 cents in change. No change required.

Purchasing at the Farmers Market

What can you buy at the Fairgrounds Farmers Market with SNAP benefits? You can use SNAP benefits at the Fairgrounds Farmers Market to buy anything that you are allowed to buy at a grocery store:

  • Bakery products packaged to be taken home
  • Dairy products
  • Fruits
  • Plants or seeds of plants that produce food (such as tomato or pepper plants, but NOT flower seeds or bird seeds)
  • Vegetables

Items not available for purchase with EBT Cards

SNAP benefits cannot be used to buy:

  • Any nonfood item, such as:
    • Cosmetics
    • Grooming items
    • Hand-knit scarves or other handicrafts
    • Household supplies
    • Pet foods
    • Soaps
    • Toothpaste
  • Vitamins and medicines, including essential oils
  • Any food intended to be eaten in the farmers market
  • Hot foods