Supplemental Farmers Market Nutrition Programs

Supplemental Farmers Market Nutrition Programs provide access to locally grown food for low income individuals and families. Learn about each program below.

The USDA has approved the use of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Electronic Benefits Transfer (SNAP/EBT) at farmers markets across America to provide access to the most nutritious locally grown food. In addition to providing more access for families to locally grown food the producers are also beneficiaries of the program keeping economic opportunities in the local community.

Each week at market you can swipe your EBT card at the Managers Booth (find the managers booth on the map) to receive tokens to spend on eligible food items. The amount you designate will be charged on your card; any unused tokens can be used at any subsequent market day. EBT tokens can be used for all fruits, vegetable, jams, jellies, meats, eggs, cheeses, baked goods, and prepackaged food from approved vendors. Coffee and other hot prepared food items are not eligible for SNAP purchases. Vendors who accept SNAP/EBT will have a sign displayed at their booth.

Thanks to a Walmart Foundation Grant we can offer SNAP/EBT and SFMNP recipients Double Your Dollars (DYD) matching at the Farmers Market. Matching is distributed at the Managers Booth.

When you swipe your EBT card at the managers booth for your desired amount you will receive dollar for dollar matching (up to a $50 per market day). You will receive Match Cards in $1, $2 and $5 increments. Unused match cards can be used at any subsequent market day. SFMNP vouchers will be matched with DYD funds up to $50.00 per season while funding is available.

Match Cards can be used for all fruits, vegetable, jams, jellies, meats, eggs, cheeses, baked goods, and prepackaged food from approved vendors. Coffee and other hot prepared food items are not eligible for SNAP purchases. Vendors who accept Match Cards will have a sign displayed.

The Double Your Dollar Grant Program is sponsored by The Walmart Foundation, The Jones Center, and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) awards grants to States, U.S. Territories, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments to provide low-income seniors with coupons that can be exchanged for eligible foods (fruits, vegetables, honey, and fresh-cut herbs) at farmers’ markets, roadside stands, and community-supported agriculture programs. 2021 Senior Vouchers expire August 31st 2021. If you are interested in applying for SFMNP vouchers for the 2022 season please contact the Area Agency on Aging or call (870) 741-1144 or (800) 432-9721.

SFMNP vouchers will be matched with Double Your Dollars funds up to $50.00 for seniors while funding is available at the manager’s booth.

The WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) is associated with the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, popularly known as WIC. The WIC Program provides supplemental foods, health care referrals and nutrition education at no cost to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding post-partum women, and to infants and children up to 5 years of age, who are found to be at nutritional risk. 2021 WIC Farmers Market Coupons expire September 30th 2021. Contact your local WIC office for 2022 FMNP coupons.

 

For additional information and all matching incentive programs please visit the Manager’s Booth at Market