Friday, June 10, 2016

Food Stamps at Farmers Markets

Double Your Food Dollars with Double Up Food Bucks



Get more fruits and vegetables when you use your SNAP (food stamp) EBT Horizon card at farmers markets! This season over 20 farmers markets and farm stands across the state of Utah will match what you spend, up to $10 every market day, when you purchase Utah-grown fruits and vegetables, and plants that produce food.

How it works:

1. Bring your SNAP (food stamps) EBT Horizon card to a participating farmers market info booth or farm stand before you shop.

2. Decide how much money you would like to spend, the attendant at the booth will run your card for the requested amount, and will give you wooden SNAP tokens worth $1 each for you to purchase eligible items from vendors.

3. If the market participates in Double Up Food Bucks, it will match what you spend with free Double Up tokens, up to $10, every market day. You spend $1, the market matches $1. Use the Double Up tokens right away or save for another day.


NOTE: You can use all your tokens that day, or save them for another day. Green Double Up tokens can be used at any farmers market/stand participating in Double Up.

What you CAN buy with SNAP tokens: Fruits, veggies, herbs, meats, fish, poultry, breads and other baked goods, dairy, maple syrup, pickled goods, jam, honey, dressings, cider and other non-alcoholic beverages, other non-hot foods for the household to eat, seeds/plants to grow food.

What you CAN buy with DOUBLE UP tokens: Unprocessed, Utah-grown, fresh fruits and vegetables, seeds and plants that grow food.

What you CANNOT buy with either SNAP or DOUBLE UP tokens: Any food served hot, any food prepared for onsite consumption, alcoholic beverages or tobacco products, pet foods, vitamins and medicines, non-food items (soaps, cut flowers, crafts, clothing, etc.)



For more information visit Utahns Against Hunger at http://www.uah.org/projects-initiatives/fms/

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