Heading to the farmers market? Don't forget your EBT or P-EBT card for your purchase to be doubled or even tripled!
What a sweet deal!
When you make a SNAP purchase of any qualifying SNAP item at participating farmers markets, on-farm stands, CSAs, mobile markets, and local retail grocery stores with your SNAP/EBT card or P-EBT card, you'll get a 1:1 match in SNAP Stretch dollars. So for every dollar spent using SNAP, you'll relieve a dollar in SNAP Stretch!
What is SNAP Stretch?
SNAP Stretch is a way to help your SNAP dollars go further. There is no sign-up or registration, simply use your EBT or P-EBT card when you shop at participating farmers markets and watch your dollars stretch!
Are you planning to bring your child(ren) to the market to help shop?
Awesome! If you have a child with you, your child(ren) will receive Kids Koupons at a 1:1 match, in addition to regular SNAP Stretch!
Are you 60 or up? You're in luck! SNAP Stretch is matched at a 1:2 rate for shoppers 65 and up!
Wondering what you can buy with all your SNAP Stretch?
SNAP Stretch dollars typically can only be used to purchase fruits and vegetables, but through December 2020, as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, you can purchase fruits, veggies, eggs, meat, and dairy with your SNAP Stretch.
Have enough for the week?
No worries! You can bring your SNAP Stretch back with you the next time you shop!
What form does SNAP Stretch come in?
SNAP Stretch is typically given out in tokens, although some markets may have paper scripts (sometimes called "market bucks").
Not sure if your market accepts SNAP or SNAP Stretch?
Check out farmfreshwv.com to find a participating farmers market near you!
Here is a quick reference for what you can buy with SNAP
Fruits and vegetables
Meat, poultry, and fish
Breads and cereals
Other foods such as snack foods and non-alcoholic beverages
Seeds and plants, which produce food for the household to eat
Unfortunately, SNAP won't allow you to buy:
Beer, wine, liquor, cigarettes, or tobacco
Vitamins, medicines, and supplements.
Live animals (except shellfish, fish removed from the water, and animals slaughtered prior to pick-up from the store)
Prepared foods fit for immediate consumption, including hot food
Any nonfood items
For more information about how this program works or to implement this
program at your market please contact Bethany Lewis.