It is simple to use your SNAP funds at farmers’ markets! Most markets process EBT payments just like credit cards and have a clearly marked table (often called the information booth) where you can pay for purchases and ask questions. At some markets EBT and credit/debit card customers are given tokens to use for their shopping. Others give customers a list of the market vendors to keep track of purchases and pay at the end. Either way, it’s a simple and discreet process, and you’ll take home fresh, wholesome food for your family!
In addition, many farmers’ markets listed here offer special bonuses to SNAP customers, such as Maine Harvest Bucks. These bonuses stretch SNAP dollars further to help customers access healthy local food.
These farmers’ markets currently accept EBT/SNAP payments:
Madawaska Farmers’ Market
North Berwick Farmers’ Market – This market offers its own SNAP incentive program – not Maine Harvest Bucks
There’s a number of farm stands and CSA’s in Maine that also accept SNAP. Go to the Maine Harvest Bucks website, or visit the Real Maine website, to learn more about farm stands and CSA’s close to you.