Shopping at Farmers Markets with SNAP

Farmers’ Markets

Shop with SNAP/EBT at Seacoast Eat Local’s Winter 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 winter 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.

2013-2014 Winter Farmers’ Markets

Nate Walker Pumpkin image

Saturdays, 10am-2pm

November 23 – Rollinsford
December 7 – Rollinsford
December 14 – Exeter
December 21 – Rollinsford
January 11 – Exeter
January 25 – Rollinsford
February 8 – Exeter
February 22 – Rollinsford
March 8 – Exeter
March 22 – Rollinsford
April 5 – Rollinsford
April 12 – Exeter

Complete driving directions, details on market vendors and special events can be found on our Winter Farmers’ Market page >

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

Shopping at the Market



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

Summer Farmers’ Markets

Seacoast Eat Local and the Seacoast Growers’ Association are working together so that  SNAP/EBT + Debit cards can now be used at the Dover, Exeter, and Portsmouth Farmers’ Markets in the summer. SNAP/EBT + Debit can also be used at the wintertime Rollinsford and Exeter markets.

Dover:  Wednesday, 2:15 to 6pm, June 5 to October 2, 2013.

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

Exeter: Thursdays, 2:15 to 6pm, May 1 to October 24, 2013

Swazey Parkway, Exeter, NH map

Portsmouth: Saturdays, 8am to 1pm, May 4 to November 2, 2013.

City Hall, 1 Junkins Ave, Portsmouth map

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

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 the Thomas W. Haas Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation


One Comment

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

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

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