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.

If you’re a farmer and want to be able to accept SNAP and HIP at your farmers’ market booth, farm stand. or as payment for your CSA, check out our step-by-step guide.