Farmers markets offer fresh produce and other items sold by local farmers, including baked goods, pet food, cheese, meat, and more. Availability of items will depend on the local market and some markets may be offered year-round or seasonally.
Who is eligible?
Anyone can visit a farmers market, but each market has different availability of items and accepted payment types.
Do farmers markets accept Food Stamps and WIC?
SNAP: Some farmers markets may offer “Double Up Bucks” or “Fresh Bucks” that essentially doubles the worth of your benefit. If you receive SNAP benefits, you’re automatically eligible for Double Up Food Bucks. Visit or contact your local farmers market to see if they accept EBT/Snap and if they participate in Double Up Bucks.
WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program: Eligible WIC participants are issued FMNP coupons in addition to their regular WIC benefits. These coupons can be used to buy eligible foods from farmers, farmers’ markets or roadside stands that have been approved by the state agency to accept FMNP coupons.
How can I find a farmers market?
The USDA maintains a website with local farmers markets. Visit https://www.usdalocalfoodportal.com/fe/fdirectory_farmersmarket/?source=fe&directory=farmersmarket&location=&x=&y= to search.
Enter your zip code to see all farmers markets in a 30-mile radius. The search can be filtered by type of product available and by the type of payment accepted.
Need more information?
If you need more information, dial 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162. Our call specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Source: United States Department of Agriculture
Last updated 2/10/2023