Wondering how to use your EBT card at Minnesota farmers markets? This short guide answers your questions about everything from which farmers market accept EBT cards to what you can and cannot buy with your card. Read the guide online, starting below, or download a copy in print form: Using EBT cards at farmers markets (PDF).
More and more Minnesota farmers markets accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits when you shop with your Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card.
Check the website or Facebook page of your local farmers market to see if it accepts EBT cards. You can find lists of Minnesota farmers markets accepting EBT cards on the following websites:
SNAP/EBT customers can double their purchasing power at participating farmers markets. Every $1 of SNAP/EBT benefits spent is matched by $1 in Market Bucks — up to $10 every time a customer visits the market! Hunger Solutions Minnesota administers the program and has fliers and brochures available on their website.
The Twin Cities Mobile Market — a grocery store on wheels that brings fresh produce, meat, and groceries to 33 locations throughout the Twin Cities — also accepts SNAP/EBT and offers Market Bucks. See when it will be in your neighborhood on the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation's Find a Mobile Market Stop Near You webpage.
Local Farmers Markets that allow SNAP/EBT benefits and offer Market Bucks are:
The North Market - Owatonna
Medford Farmers Market
Mankato Farmer's Market
Rochester Farmers Market
Farmer's Place LLC - Austin
Albert Lea Farmers Markets
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