We welcome SNAP EBT Customers at our Sunday Market
Beginning in November 2020, the Sweetwater Sunday Market produce stand and other participating Market Vendors will be able to accept EBT payments from users of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).
The SNAP program, formerly known as the Food Stamp program, provides food purchasing assistance for low- and no-income people living in the U.S. It is a federal aid program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, under the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Administration.
SNAP eligible food items available at the Sunday Market are organically-grown fruits and vegetables, food-producing seeds and plants for home gardens . You can purchase these items with silver or green tokens. Fresh-baked breads, local honey, jams, granola, teas meat and eggs labeled for human consumption can be purchased with silver tokens only.
At the Sweetwater Sunday Market $20 in SNAP dollars buys you up to $40 in Florida-grown Produce at the Sweetwater produce stand and other participating vendor booths where Florida-grown vegetables and fruits are sold. This “double incentive” program, called “Fresh Access Bucks” (FAB) is a program initiated by Feeding Florida, who received a Specialty Crop Block Grant to increase sales of Florida grown fruits and vegetables to Florida consumers.
We hope that by offering SNAP and FAB benefits at our Sunday Market, we can increase access to and consumption of the healthy, organic and locally-grown produce for our surrounding community.
1. SNAP recipients should visit the EBT table (located at the Sweetwater Produce Stand) to swipe their card and double their benefits! We use a token system and you will receive double the amount you swipe for (up to $40) in equal amounts of silver and green tokens.
2. Look for the SNAP signs displayed at participating vendor booths and shop for the SNAP and FAB eligible items you would like to purchase. Use your tokens to pay the vendors. It’s that simple!
No cash change is given back in SNAP EBT transactions because the exact amount of the purchase is entered and debited.
We will not do the transaction without your EBT card, unless you would prefer to pay cash. We will not do the transaction without the PIN. If you forget your PIN, you may call the toll-free Customer Service Help Line on the back of your card.
What if I don’t have enough on my EBT card to pay for all my items?
You can either pay the remaining balance with cash, or we can deduct items from the total and swipe your EBT card again.
Want to know more about SNAP?
Call 1-800-221-5689 or find more information about the program at www.fns.usda.gov/snap
Have questions before you come to the Market?