Shopping at Farmers Markets with SNAP

Farmers’ Markets

Shop with SNAP/EBT at your local farmers’ market!
Summer: DurhamDover, ExeterSomersworthPortsmouth, Kittery, and Rochester farmers’ markets.
Winter: Seacoast Eat Local’s Winter Markets at Wentworth Greenhouses and Exeter High School.

Market Match: receive DOUBLE BUCKS (up to $10) to spend on fruits and vegetables every time you use your EBT card at the market!

At the market, SNAP recipients can choose how much they would like to spend that day on food purchases. A market staff member will then swipe their EBT card for that amount. The customer is then given wooden tokens, that are used just like cash, and can be used to buy food at approved vendors at the market.

For the 2016 Market season, Seacoast Eat Local is offering a 1-1 match on EBT funds, with a $10 limit. Swipe $10 and receive an additional $10! Please note that Market Match coupons may only be used on fruits and vegetables and that the coupons do expire at the end of April 2017. Contact us with any questions at 1-888-600-0128 or

Durham:  Monday, 2:15 to 6pm, June 6 through October 3, 2016

Jackson Landing, 10 Old Piscataqua Road, Durham NH  map

Dover:  Wednesday, 2:15 to 6pm, June 1 through October 5, 2016

Dover Chamber of Commerce, corner of Central and Sixth streets map

Exeter: Thursdays, 2:15 to 6pm, May 5 through October 27, 2016

Swazey Parkway, Exeter, NH map

Somersworth: Thursdays 3 to 6pm, June 2 through September 29, 2016

Goodwin Community Health, 311 Route 108, Somersworth NH map

Portsmouth: Saturdays, 8am to 1pm, May 7 through November 5, 2016

City Hall Lot, 1 Junkins Avenue, Portsmouth NH map

Kittery: Sundays, 10am to 2pm, June 5  through October 2, 2016

10 Shapleigh Road, Kittery ME map

Rochester: Tuesdays, 3:30 to 6:30pm,  June 7 through October 25, 2016

Rochester Commons, South Main Street, Rochester NH map

Wentworth Greenhouses: Saturdays, 10am to 2pm (2016-17 dates to be announced)

         141 Rollins Rd, Rollinsford, NH map

Exeter High School: Saturdays, 10am to 2pm (2016-17 dates to be announced)

          1 Blue Hawk Drive, Exeter, NH  map


Seacoast Eat Local’s SNAP Program from Tom Vatistas on Vimeo.

Shopping at the Market



Contact us with any questions at 1-888-600-0128 or

What You CAN Buy at Market With Your Tokens

  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Plants that Grow Food (many are surprised to know this!)
  • Breads
  • Meat, Fish, Poultry
  • Dairy Products
  • Maple and Honey Products
  • Seeds and Plants that Produce Foods
  • Baked Goods: Wrapped, Labeled and Intended for Home Consumption
  • Jams, Sauces, Soups, Etc.

What You CANNOT Buy at Market With Your Tokens

  • Beer, Wine, or Liquor
  • Tobacco Products
  • Nonfood Items
  • Food Meant to be Eaten On-Site
  • Hot Foods
  • Vitamins and Medicines

Your Community, Your Food Guide

More Farmers’ Markets

The number of farmers’ markets accepting SNAP/EBT in the greater Seacoast region is growing! These farmers’ markets all accept SNAP benefits:


Dover, NH

Durham, NH 
Exeter, NH
Kittery, ME 
North Berwick, ME
Portsmouth, NH
Rochester, NH
Salem, NH 
Sanford, ME
Springvale, ME 


NH EasyNHEASY: New Hampshire residents can apply for benefits online through the NH Department of Health and Human Services



Food For Thought: Eating Well on a Budget – For families with children between the ages of 2 and 8, from Sesame Street



Households can use SNAP EBT benefits (Food Stamps) to buy seeds and plants which produce food for the household to eat. Learn more from


Learn more about SNAP at farmers’ markets and become a supporter of this program.



Support for this program is provided by Seacoast Area Teachers of Yoga in Action, the Thomas W. Haas Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, and a partnership with Wholesome Wave and the NH Food Bank.







  1. Bonnie
    Posted June 27, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

    This is the most excellent idea Ever!!!! Thank you!!!!

  2. Amanda
    Posted May 1, 2014 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    Will there still be a farmers market today in Exeter

    • Sara Zoe
      Posted May 1, 2014 at 12:07 pm | Permalink

      Yes! Today is opening day!

  3. Kim
    Posted May 1, 2014 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    Is Market Match being done at all the markets this summer?

    • Sara Zoe
      Posted May 2, 2014 at 5:18 am | Permalink

      Hello! Market Match will be available at the Dover (Wednesdays starting in June), Exeter (Thursdays), and Portsmouth (Saturdays) markets. We will be matching up to $10 of EBT, with bonus funds at the last markets of the month.

  4. Courtney
    Posted June 5, 2014 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

    Is the market open today rain or shine??

    • Sara Zoe
      Posted June 5, 2014 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

      Yes! Rain or shine!

  5. Posted November 20, 2015 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    I am so grateful for the $10 Snap match and even more grateful for the end of month bonus tokens. Whoever funds these programs, and in particular the end of month bonus is remarkably empathetic.
    Before I needed SNAP, I would never have considered that by the end of the month the SNAP allotment would be LONG gone. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

    • Sara-Zoë Patterson
      Posted November 22, 2015 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

      Thank you Michele! Your comment means the world to us – thank you for taking the time to let us know.

  6. Riley Zaft
    Posted December 8, 2017 at 10:01 am | Permalink

    Does the market accept SNAP from MA too?

    • Sara-Zoë Patterson
      Posted December 10, 2017 at 8:30 am | Permalink

      YES! Since SNAP is a federal program, we can accept SNAP from all states 🙂

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

  • Sign up for our email newsletter

    * = required field
  • Recent Posts

  • Food For Thought…

    • "In my view, homeland security derives from having enough potatoes."

    • - Barbara Kingsolver,
      Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
  • Find farmers' markets, pick-your-own farms and more with Seacoast Harvest.
    Learn more >>
  • Look for this logo to know that you are buying locally caught, landed, and filleted seafood.
    Learn more >>