Using SNAP/EBT and FMNP

How to use SNAP/EBT at Greenmarkets

1. Find your neighborhood Greenmarket. (All markets 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. Receive $2 in Health Bucks (good for fruits and vegetables only) for every $5 you spend with SNAP.

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

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.

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

1. FMNP checks are each worth $4. Every vegetable and fruit farmer in the Greenmarket program is required to accept FMNP.

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 $4 value of the check.

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