Any EBT (SNAP/Basic Food/Food Stamps) cardholder with $2 or more in EBT dollars on their card can benefit from the Fresh Bucks program.
At participating farmers markets and farm stands, EBT cardholders swipe their card for the amount of EBT they wish to spend that day. Market staff will then give them that quantity of EBT tokens and matching Fresh Bucks currency ($2-for-$2 in Fresh Bucks). For example, an EBT cardholder could swipe their EBT card for $6 EBT and receive $6 in EBT tokens and $6 in matching Fresh Bucks. EBT tokens can be used with any vendor selling EBT eligible items. Fresh Bucks currency can be used on fresh, frozen, canned and dried fruits, and vegetables (with no added fats, salts, or sugars), herbs, mushrooms or plant starts.
At participating grocery stores, customers purchasing fruits and vegetables with their EBT card get matching Fresh Bucks equal in value to the fresh produce purchase ($2-for-$2 in Fresh Bucks). For example, the customer purchases $6 of fresh fruits and vegetables using their EBT card. They then get $6 in Fresh Bucks to spend on produce in another transaction.