Use SNAP/EBT for local food
Use your SNAP/EBT at farmers’ markets, farm stands, mobile markets, or to purchase CSA shares! Many farmers’ markets and CSAs now offer SNAP matches or sliding scales to make local food more accessible to SNAP customers.
The Healthy Incentives Program is a statewide benefit for all SNAP recipients that offers an instant dollar-for-dollar match on purchases of local fruits and vegetables. Based on the size of your household, you could $40-$80 of SNAP dollars reimbursed to you each month when you spend your benefits on produce at farmers’ markets, farm stands, mobile markets, or CSAs. You can find up-to-date info on where you can access HIP using this map.
CISA’s SNAP & Save program doubles SNAP dollars spent at participating farmers’ markets. Simply swipe your EBT card at the market manager’s booth for up to $10, and receive twice that amount in tokens to spend at the market on any SNAP-eligible food item. As farmers’ markets around the state make the transition to the matching SNAP through the Healthy Incentives Program, CISA is continuing to offer SNAP & Save for a limited time at markets where HIP is unavailable. You can find a list of those markets here.