After careful consideration we have made the difficult decision to cancel our four summer farmers markets (City Hall, Denny Regrade, South Lake Union and 1st Hill).
This decision was not made lightly. We will continue to support our local farms through the reopening of Pike Place Market and our Summer Pike Box CSA. If you are interested in supporting local farmers through our CSA, sign up at PikePlaceMarket.org/PikeBox
We hope to see you shopping the farm tables at Pike Place Market soon.
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
What: Get $2 in Fresh Bucks for every $2 EBT you spend.
Where: Pike Place Market
Step 1: Go to 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. (Any farmer that has fruits or vegetables accept Fresh Bucks.)
Farmers Market accepts WIC and Senior FMNP coupons
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 and Pike Place Market.
Where: Farm tables 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 Meats, Pike Place Fish, Jack’s Fish
Dairy: Quality Cheese
Baked Goods: Pike Place Bakery
Fruits/Vegetables: Manzo’s Fruit and Produce, Constantino's Produce, Sosio’s Produce, Choice Produce, Corner Produce
Grocery: Rotary Grocery, El Mercado Latino, The Souk
Questions or comments about SNAP Farm Bucks?
Contact the Pike Place Market Farm Program at Info@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