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Monday, June 26, 2017

Market Bucks Now Available at Minnesota Farmers Markets


By Ryan Johnson, Associate Program Director — SNAP-Ed

SNAP customers can now “spend $10, get $10” with their EBT card at farmers markets across Minnesota through Market Bucks. The Market Bucks program matches SNAP-EBT customers’ dollars at 84 participating markets. Every $1 of SNAP/EBT benefits spent is matched by $1 in Market Bucks — up to $10 every time a customer visits the market! Here’s how the Market Bucks program works.
  • SNAP users swipe their EBT card at the information booth at the market in exchange for tokens.
  • The amount SNAP users spend on their EBT card is matched dollar-for-dollar (up to $10) with Market Bucks.
  • SNAP users spend their tokens and Market Bucks on SNAP-eligible items at market vendors.

postcard with text "Spend $10 Get $10" at your farmers market" then "Use EBT-SNAP and get up to $10 worth of Market Bucks"
Find more images like this one on the Hunger Solutions Minnesota web page Market Bucks Info for Farmers Markets.

Market Bucks are a win-win for Minnesotans. They help SNAP users stretch their purchasing power and buy more fresh, healthy food and they help local growers sell more of their products.

Want to help spread the word about Market Bucks? Here are easy ways you can help:


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