The summer produce season is at its peak and farmers markets are overflowing with fresh, affordable locally-grown fruits and vegetables. To connect low-income families with this delicious and nutritious bounty, our local farmers markets are offering a Summer SNAP special with Virginia Fresh Match.
Local farmers markets currently match the first $20 in SNAP. Starting this weekend, SNAP shoppers can get a limitless market match to encourage SNAP spending on healthy produce.
So if a federal nutrition benefit recipient spends $10 with their SNAP EBT card, they get an additional $10 FREE to purchase fruits and vegetables. If they spend $25, they get a $35 market match, $40 gets $40, and so on.
Here’s how the market token program works:
- Go to the Market Token Tent
- Swipe your SNAP EBT card for the amount you choose to spend
- Double your EBT with Virginia Fresh Match
- Receive market tokens to shop for farm fresh produce
Virginia Fresh Match is available at these participating markets:
- Fredericksburg Hurkamp Park, Saturdays 7:00Am to 2:00PM
- Fredericksburg Mayfield, Thursdays 3:00PM to 6:30PM
- Spotsylvania Rt3 and Gordon Rd, Saturdays 8:00AM to 1:00PM
- Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center, Wendesdays 2:00PM to 6:00PM
- King George, Saturdays 8:00AM to 12:00PM
For more information on the Summer SNAP Special visit The Farmers Market site.