Using SNAP/Food Stamps, WIC, and Senior FMNP at D.C.’s farmers’ markets
SNAP/Food Stamps: More than 140,000 District residents benefit from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as Food Stamps) each month. With SNAP, you can buy fresh produce, grains, meat, and dairy products at grocery stores, corner stores, and even farmers’ markets. This year, 24 farmers’ markets in the District accept SNAP EBT (electronic benefit transfer) cards.
WIC: The Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children is for children up to age 5 and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. WIC participants can get $30 in “Get Fresh” checks to be used for fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers’ markets throughout the District. They can also use Cash-Value Checks for produce at farmers’ markets. More than 20 markets have farmers who accept “Get Fresh” checks and Cash-Value Checks.
Senior FMNP: District residents age 60 and over can be eligible for the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) if they enroll in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), which provides food packages to seniors. The Senior FMNP provides $30 worth of "Get Fresh" checks that can be used to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at more than 20 farmers’ markets throughout the District.
Incentive Programs: This year, over 10 markets in the District offer “bonus dollars” when customers use their SNAP, “Get Fresh” WIC and Senior checks, and/or WIC Cash-Value Checks. This means that someone who redeems $5 in benefits could purchase $10 of fresh, local food. Some markets double $5, $10 or $15 in purchases. Markets participating in these programs have additional information.
D.C. Farmers Markets that accept SNAP and/or Get Fresh
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Click here to learn more about the DC Farmers' Market Collaborative and download DC farmers' market outreach materials.