Shopping at Farmers Markets with SNAP

Farmers’ Markets

Shop with SNAP/EBT at the Dover, Exeter, Greenland, and Portsmouth summer farmers’ markets!

Market Match: receive up to $10 FREE to spend on fruits and vegetables when you use your EBT card at the market.

SNAP/EBT can be used to make purchases at the Greenland Farmers’ Market and the Seacoast Growers’ Association’s Dover, Exeter, and Portsmouth farmers’ markets. 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. EBT customers will receive up to $10 free match to their EBT purchase! Contact us with any questions at 1-888-600-0128 or

Dover:  Wednesday, 2:15 to 6pm, June 4 through October 8, 2014.

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

Exeter: Thursdays, 2:15 to 6pm, May 1 through October 30, 2014

Swazey Parkway, Exeter, NH map

Greenland: Tuesdays 3 to 6pm, May 27 through October 14, 2014

Post Road, across from Central School, Greenland, NH map

Portsmouth: Saturdays, 8am to 1pm, May 3 through November 1, 2014.

City Hall, 1 Junkins Ave, Portsmouth 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:

Exeter, NH
Dover, NH
Greenland, NH
North Berwick, ME
Portsmouth, 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!

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