The Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina is pleased to announce that we are accepting EBT/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for people receiving government food assistance.
Here’s how it works:
- Swipe your EBT card at the market information tent to purchase $1 tokens to spend at the market. You will receive one token for every dollar spent on your EBT card.
- Shop with the tokens to purchase eligible food products directly from our vendors. No change is given.
- Come back next week and shop more! Tokens do not expire.
Market Match Offers Free Food
The market will match your token purchase up to $5 each week for a limited time. How does this work? Purchase $5 in tokens, and we will give you 5 extra tokens. You get $10 worth of food for just $5!
The Market Match will be offered while funds last, and EBT shoppers may benefit from the match one time per week.
EBT, Debit and Credit Cards:
Shoppers may pay vendors with cash, or for added convenience, swipe your card at the market information tent and receive wooden tokens for shopping. There are $1 tokens for EBT shoppers, and $5 tokens for debit and credit card shoppers. Change is not given for the $1 tokens, but vendors will give change for the $5 tokens. All vendors accept tokens, and tokens do not expire. Shop often!
The program is part of a nationwide effort by farmers markets to provide healthy food access to all communities, and the incentive program is modeled after other national nutrition incentive programs that have been proven to increase SNAP usage at farmers markets… By increasing the value of the benefits, the match incentive helps reduce perceived barriers that farmers markets are too costly. In addition to expanding customers’ purchasing power and increasing healthy eating, the program benefits local farmers and the local economy.
Stop by the market’s information booth for more information or to shop, or email us with your questions.
Learn more about SNAP benefits and click here to learn about eligibility for food assistance benefits and where to apply in Wake County.