Fresh Bucks Program & SNAP

Fresh Bucks Program & SNAP

Fresh Bucks Program & SNAP

 

** Attention**

After consulting with our partner organizations, we have made the difficult decision to delay the start of our summer farmers markets until the beginning of July. We hope to have additional information in the coming weeks as the situation specifically in downtown Seattle continues to evolve.

We appreciate your continued support of local farms. 


EBT Cards, WIC and Senior FMNP Accepted at All Pike Place Farmers Market Locations

Pike Place Market’s farmers markets offer a wide array of fresh produce that is made more affordable this year for those enrolled in the government Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and who receive a monthly stipend with an Electronic Benefits Transfer card (EBT).

A city-wide farmers market program, Fresh Bucks gives every customer who pays with an EBT card a bonus dollar for every dollar spent. The only thing needed to qualify for the Fresh Bucks match is an EBT card. 

​Fresh Bucks Food Stamp Match Program 

When: Start date pending.

What: Get $2 in Fresh Bucks for every $2 EBT you spend.

Where: Pike Place Market Farmers Markets (five downtown locations)

Step 1: Go to the Farm Information Tent or The Market Commons.

Step 2: Scan your EBT card for any amount up and receive TWICE that in Farm Bucks

Step 3: Spend Farm Bucks like cash to buy fresh, frozen, canned and dried fruits and vegetables with no added fats, salts or sugars. (Growing Washington and any farmer that has fruits or vegetables accept Fresh Bucks.)

 

Pike Place Market Farmers Markets 

City Hall Plaza Market
TUESDAYS 

10 AM - 2 PM
Start date pending
600 4th Ave

The Regrade Market
TUESDAYS
10 AM - 2 PM
Start date pending
6th and Lenora

South Lake Union Market
THURSDAYS 
10 AM - 2 PM
Start date pending
410 Terry Ave. N

First Hill Market
FRIDAYS
10 AM - 2 PM
Start date pending
9th Ave and University St.

 

Farmers Market accepts WIC and Senior FMNP coupons

WhenStart date pending
What: FMNP (Farmers Market Nutrition Program) coupons are distributed by the government through a lottery every June. They can be used to buy fruits and vegetables at farmers markets.
Where: Farm tents with a yellow and blue sign, “WIC & Senior Checks Welcome Here."

 

Select Pike Place Market Businesses also Accept EBT cards

Shoppers can use an EBT card to buy delicious food at the Market all year round.
*This list consists of permanent market businesses, not associated with the farmers market. The following vendors will not match EBT dollars.

Fish/Meat: Don & Joe’s, Pike Place Fish, Jack’s Fish
Dairy: Quality Cheese 
Baked Goods: Pike Place Bakery 
Fruits/Vegetables: Manzo’s, Lina’s, Sosio’s, Choice Produce, Corner Produce, Growing Washington
Grocery: Rotary Grocery, El Mercado Latino, The Souk

 

Questions or comments about SNAP Farm Bucks? 

Contact Zack Cook, Farm Program Manager at 206.774.5291 or zackc@pikeplacemarket.org 

Do you qualify for SNAP benefits?
Get an estimate here: http://foodhelp.wa.gov/bf_benefit_estimator.htm

Ready to fill out an application? https://www.washingtonconnection.org/home

More questions about SNAP benefits? Call the Family Food Hotline: 1-888-436-6392