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 snap@seacoasteatlocal.org

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 snap@seacoasteatlocal.org

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 

Resources

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 SNAPgardens.org

 

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.


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