To use your EBT Card at the market:
Come to the market information booth. We will run your card for the amount you request and then give you $1 tokens to spend on eligible products at the market. These tokens do not expire until the end of the market season, so you can save them for another day OR spending them that day. These tokens must be spent only at Richfield Farmers Markets.
Market Bucks and EBT: Now when you use your EBT card at the market, we’ll match you up to $10 free in Market Bucks! For example, if you buy $4 in EBT tokens, we’ll give you $4 in Market Bucks or if you spend $10 in EBT tokens we’ll match you $10 in Market Bucks or if you spend $12 in EBT tokens, we'll give you $10 in Market Bucks.
NOTE: You may only receive market bucks once per day at the market. Market bucks expire at the end of the year, however you may use them at several different MN farmers markets.
The EBT and Market Buck Program is administrated through Hunger Solutions MN.
What can I buy with my EBT tokens and Market Bucks?
- Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs
- Honey and Maples Syrup
- Jams, Jellies and Sauces
- Bread and other Baked Goods
- Cheese, eggs, and other Dairy Products
- Meat products (meat, fish, poultry)
- Seeds and Plants that produce food (ex. basil seeds or tomato plants)
NOTE: you may not use your EBT tokens or Market Bucks to buy immediately consumable food or hot food, like food from food trucks or cut flowers.
To determine if you qualify for EBT call the MN Food Helpline a part of Hunger Solutions MN at 1-888-711-1151 or visit http://www.hungersolutions.org/give-help/minnesota-food-helpline/
Women, Infant & Children (WIC) Fruit & Vegetable Vouchers and Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) Checks:
Our markets also accept WIC and FMNP vouchers. To use, bring your vouchers or checks and look for produce vendors who display a yellow sign reading “Farmers Market Nutrition Program Checks and WIC Fruit & Vegetable Vouchers Accepted Here.”
NOTE: Only produce vendors may accept your WIC vouchers and FMNP checks.
For Credit/Debit Cards:
To use your Credit/Debit card, also come to the market information booth and we’ll give you $5 tokens to be spent at the market. These tokens do not expire until the end of the market season, so you can save them for another day OR spending them that day. There is no fee to use your Credit/Debit Card. FOR CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS ONLY: you will receive change back from the vendor if you do not spend the full $5.