All Minnesotans deserve access to fresh, affordable, local foods. Market Bucks make local foods accessible to low-income Minnesotans by matching SNAP spending at farmers markets. Despite the tremendous health and economic benefits, HF 2751 puts the program under threat of elimination in the House State Government Finance Division. Market Bucks is an incredibly successful, nationally […]
With fresh snow on the ground and more in the forecast, the dream of shopping at a local farmers market appears distant on the horizon. But wait…there are markets open this winter! And a number of them accept Market Bucks year-round. Market Bucks matches dollar-for-dollar, up to $10 spent with an EBT-SNAP card. Customers can use […]
Market Bucks double SNAP customer’s spending at Minnesota farmers markets dollar-for-dollar, up to $10 per visit. The program is wildly successful at helping low-income Minnesotans access fresh, local, healthy food at their local farmers markets during the summer months. But did you know Market Bucks are available year round at participating Winter Markets? Where to […]
Is there a cap to how many Market Bucks can be used at my market? No. Hunger Solutions will reimburse your market for the total number of Market Bucks redeemed throughout the season, as long as they are logged into the online portal at hungersolutions.org/mbstats. I received a farmers market support grant from Hunger Solutions. […]
What is Market Bucks? Market Bucks is a program to double your SNAP-EBT purchases up to $10 at farmers markets that participate. What is SNAP-EBT? SNAP, or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is a federal food assistance program. Benefits are placed on an electronic benefits transfer card (EBT) similar to a debit card. […]
Market Bucks match SNAP-EBT customers’ dollars at participating farmers markets across Minnesota. There are three easy steps to using SNAP-EBT at the farmers market: How it works 1.) Go to the EBT/information booth at the farmers market. 2.) Swipe your EBT card. For every dollar you spend on your EBT card, get an extra dollar in Market […]
January isn’t the time of year we normally think of farmers markets. Below zero temperatures keep most of us inside curled up under a blanket, not shopping for fresh produce and other food products. Despite the freezing temps, eight Winter Markets around the state are up and running and are now accepting Market Bucks. Market […]
2015 Session Preview HOT TOPIC: Healthy Eating Here At Home Do you support farmer’s markets and food access for low income Minnesotans? We do too! We encourage you to support our Healthy Eating, Here at Home initiative. Objective: To provide adequate fresh, local produce for disadvantaged populations; to achieve better health outcomes.