The Minneapolis Farmers Market SNAP/EBT program begins Saturday, May 20 for the 2017 season. EBT is available Thursday through Sunday (not Monday through Wednesday) at the Lyndale location only.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
No debit or credit cards will be accepted at the EBT booth. EBT shoppers will be able to purchase $1 or $5 tokens. These tokens will be used to purchase any SNAP eligible food items at the Municipal Market area only – NOT AT THE ANNEX (Annex is shorter sheds on the South side of 3rd).
The EBT/Food Stamp Process for Customers
Decide how much you want to spend. Then swipe your card at the designated EBT market booth in the northwest corner of the Market. There is no fee to use EBT. Redeem for tokens valued at $1 or $5 for use at stalls displaying the “We accept EBT” sign. When the purchase amount does not equate to a whole dollar NO change will be given. You can spend tokens right away or you can save them for another day when you return to the market. Cash refunds can never be given.
What can I buy with my EBT tokens?
Vegetables, fruit, dairy products, meat, poultry, fish, eggs, bread, cereals, jam, syrup,
honey, rice, grains and dried beans, pickles and packaged pastries. Cold wrapped and packaged edible items. Also seeds or plants that produce food can be sold (ex: tomato or basil plants).
You will NOT be able to purchase: flowers, shrubs, fresh cut flowers, decorative plants, fall ornamentals, pumpkins, non-edible plants, non-food items, hot or cold immediately consumable foods, pet food, soaps, paper products, crafts or clothing items, fountain drinks hot or cold to include coffee & tea.
Vendors will not exchange tokens for U.S. currency.
Redeem EBT tokens
8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, stall #308
Special Market Buck 2016
Special Hunger Solutions support allows a $10 Market Buck match–when you redeem up to $10 on your EBT account, you will earn as much as $10 in free market bucks–that is $10 of free, fresh, local food! (Last year the maximum was $5).