Fresh Bucks Program & SNAP
EBT Cards, WIC and Senior FMNP Accepted at Pike Place & Express Markets
Pike Place Market’s farmers markets offer a wide array of fresh produce that is made more affordable this year for those enrolled in the government Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and who receive a monthly stipend with an Electronic Benefits Transfer card (EBT).
A city-wide farmers market program, Fresh Bucks gives every customer who pays with an EBT card a bonus dollar for every dollar spent (up to $10). The only thing needed to qualify for the Fresh Bucks match is an EBT card. Each customer may collect their bonus once per day.
In addition to bonus dollars, every shopper who spends $10 of their own EBT will receive a free, reusable Pike Place Market tote bag. In addition to the free tote, shoppers will find recipes and information on seasonal vegetables, herbs and spices at locations where they scan their EBT cards.
When: June - September 27
What: Spend $10 with your EBT card and get $10 BONUS to spend on fruits and vegetables—that’s $20 total (we will match dollar for dollar up to $10.) Customers will also receive a free reusable Market tote bag and recipe with every $10 EBT card purchase.
Where: Pike Place Market and Express farmers markets
Step 1: Go to the Farm Information tent at the corner of Pike Place and Stewart Street
Step 2: Scan your EBT card for any amount up to $10 and receive TWICE that in Farm Bucks, plus a Market tote and a recipe.
Step 3: Spend Farm Bucks like cash to buy fresh produce at farm stands.
Pike Place Farmers Market
Friday-Sunday, 9 am - 5 pm
Pike Place and Pine Street
City Hall Plaza
June 16-Sept. 29
Tuesdays, 10 am-2 pm
600 4th Ave
Pioneer Square/Chinatown, International District
June 17-Sept. 30
Wednesdays, 10 am-2 pm
3rd Ave S and S Jackson St.
Please note! Due to construction adjacent to Occidental Park, the Express market will be held on the plaza in front of King Street Station.
South Lake Union
June 18-Oct. 1
Thursdays, 10 am-2 pm
410 Terry Ave. N
June 19 -Oct. 2
Fridays, 10 am-2 pm
9th Ave and University St.
Farmers Market accepts WIC and Senior FMNP coupons
What: FMNP (Farmers Market Nutrition Program) coupons are distributed by the government through a lottery every June. They can be used to buy fruits and vegetables at farmers markets.
Where: Farm tents with a yellow and blue sign, “WIC & Senior Checks Welcome Here."
Select Pike Place Market Businesses also Accept EBT cards
Shoppers can use an EBT card to buy delicious food at the Market all year round.
*This list consists of permanent market businesses, not associated with the farmers market. The following vendors will not match EBT dollars.
Fish/Meat: Don & Joe’s, Pike Place Fish, City Fish, Jack’s Fish, BB Ranch
Dairy: Quality Cheese
Baked Goods: Pike Place Bakery
Fruits/Vegetables: Manzo’s, Lina’s, Sosio’s, Choice Produce, Frank’s, Corner Produce
Grocery: Rotary Grocery, El Mercado Latino
Questions or comments about SNAP Farm Bucks?
Contact Dana Gould, Farm Program Assistant at 206.774.5273 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you qualify for SNAP benefits?
Get an estimate here: http://foodhelp.wa.gov/bf_benefit_estimator.htm
Ready to fill out an application?
More questions about SNAP benefits? Call the Family Food Hotline: 1-888-436-6392