We believe in affordable year-round access to local foods for all.
What is SNAP?
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, provides funds toward the grocery budget of low income individuals and households. It also provides recipients incentives to use their EBT-card to purchase healthy, fresh, and locally produced food at farmers’ markets and farm stands.
At participating farmers’ markets, SNAP customers can get a $1 for $1 match on all EBT purchases with fruit and vegetable vouchers, and at participating farm stands they can get 50% off fruits and vegetables.
How do I use my SNAP/EBT card at a farmers’ market?
Visit the SNAP or information tent and swipe your EBT card in exchange for the amount you’d like to spend on food purchases. In exchange, you will receive wooden tokens that are used just like cash.
In addition, you will receive any market incentives offered. Currently, there is a 1:1 match through Granite State Market Match (GSMM) at participating markets. This means if you spend $20 in SNAP/EBT, you will receive $20 in market vouchers to be used on fresh fruits and vegetables.
Please note that SNAP tokens and GSMM coupons may only be used on specific food items (see next section).
Find Farmers’ Markets that accept SNAP (Look for “SNAP Accepted)
What can I buy with SNAP/EBT & GSMM?
With SNAP/EBT, you can purchase vegetables, fruit, herbs, mushrooms, meat, seafood, dairy, sweeteners, bread, baked goods, oil, coffee, tea, jams, sauces, soup/broth, and seeds or seedlings for food-producing plants.
With GSMM (Granite State Market Match) vouchers, you can purchase fresh produce, mushrooms, seeds, and food-producing plants. Foods excluded from both SNAP & GSMM include alcohol, tobacco, nonfood items, hot & prepared foods meant to be eaten on-site, and vitamins.
Learn more about SNAP eligible foods
Learn more about Granite State Market Match
Where else can I use my SNAP/EBT card to buy local food?
In addition to participating Farmers’ Markets, you can use SNAP/EBT to purchase local food at certain local grocers and farm stands around the Seacoast as well as to receive a FREE CSA share.
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture and ensures a pick-up or delivery of farm-fresh products each week.
It is a great way to stretch your food dollar!
View a list of farm stands that accept SNAP
We have a loyalty card!
Receive $20 in local food vouchers after 4 separate visits to a participating farmers’ market or farm stand (locations below).
Locations to shop and redeem rewards via the SNAP Loyalty Card:
Summer Farmers’ Markets
Dover, Durham, Exeter, Rochester, Portsmouth
Winter Farmers’ Markets
Clyde Farm (Farmington), Heron Pond Farm (South Hampton), Mckenzie’s Farm (Milton), Vernon Family Farm (Newfields)
For more information, email us at: [email protected]
Support for this program is provided by the NH Food Bank