Many of our vendors are now able to accept SNAP benefits using new wireless technology at the farmers markets to accept payment using EBT cards. Amy Crone of the Maryland Farmers Market Association helped our Allegany Mountain Fresh Producers take advantage of funding available through the USDA Local Foods Promotion Program to acquire this new technology. To use your benefits at the Farmers Market, just look for vendors displaying this sign:
In addition, local non-profit Community Wellness Coalition has partnered with our market association to provide matching funds for EBT purchases up to $5.00. That means SNAP participants can receive up to $10 worth of fresh produce when they make a $5 purchase from participating vendors!