Using SNAP/EBT and FMNP

How to use SNAP/EBT at Greenmarkets

1. Find your neighborhood Greenmarket, Farmstand, or Fresh Food Box site. (All sites accept SNAP).

2. Visit the market information tent and look for the Market Manager. They will be wearing a GrowNYC t-shirt.

3. Swipe your EBT card to purchase as many $1 or $5 wooden tokens as you'd like. These tokens will act as cash at the market.

4. Spend $2 in SNAP / EBT / P-EBT, get bonus $2 Health Buck, up to $10 per visit!

5. Spend your tokens at any farm stand selling SNAP-eligible foods.

*NEW: Many farmers accept SNAP/EBT directly. Visit the market info tent to find out which farmers can swipe your EBT card and provide you with Health Bucks.

What to do with leftover tokens?

Tokens don't have an expiration date! Keep unused tokens and use them next time you shop at any Greenmarket. Unused tokens may also be exchanged for a refund back onto your EBT card. Health Bucks expire at the end of each calendar year. 

How to use Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) checks at Greenmarkets and Farmstands

1. FMNP checks are each worth $5. Every vegetable and fruit farmer in the Greenmarket program is required to accept FMNP, as do all GrowNYC Farmstands.

2. Pick out the produce that you'd like. Remember, FMNP is only good for fresh fruits and vegetables!

3. Pay the farmer directly for your produce using the FMNP check just like cash. No change is given, so the farmer may suggest that you pick out something else to make up the complete $5 value of the check.