For Credit/Debit Cards:
To use your Credit/Debit card, also come to the market information booth and we’ll give you $5 tokens to be spent at the market. These tokens do not expire until the end of the market season, so you can save them for another day OR spending them that day. There is no fee to use your Credit/Debit Card. FOR CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS ONLY: you will receive change back from the vendor if you do not spend the full $5. These tokens can be spent on anything at the market!
To use your EBT Card at the market:
Come to the market information booth. We will run your card for the amount you request and then give you $1 tokens to spend on eligible products at the market. These tokens do not expire until the end of the market season, so you can save them for another day OR spending them that day. These tokens must be spent only at Richfield Farmers Markets.
Market Bucks and EBT:Now when you use your EBT card at the market, we’ll match you up to $10 free in Market Bucks! For example, if you buy $4 in EBT tokens, we’ll give you $4 in Market Bucks or if you spend $10 in EBT tokens we’ll match you $10 in Market Bucks or if you spend $12 in EBT tokens, we'll give you $10 in Market Bucks.
NOTE: You may only receive market bucks once per day at the market. Market bucks expire at the end of the year, however you may use them at several different MN farmers markets.
The EBT and Market Buck Program is administrated through Hunger Solutions MN.
What can I buy with my EBT tokens and Market Bucks?
- Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs
- Honey and Maples Syrup
- Jams, Jellies and Sauces
- Bread and other Baked Goods
- Cheese, eggs, and other Dairy Products
- Meat products (meat, fish, poultry)
- Seeds and Plants that produce food (ex. basil seeds or tomato plants)
NOTE: you may not use your EBT tokens or Market Bucks to buy immediately consumable food or hot food, like food from food trucks or cut flowers.
To determine if you qualify for EBT call the MN Food Helpline a part of Hunger Solutions MN at 1-888-711-1151 or visit http://www.hungersolutions.org/give-help/minnesota-food-helpline/
Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) Checks:
Our May-October market also accepts FMNP vouchers. To use, bring your vouchers and look for produce vendors who display a colorful sign reading “Farmers Market Nutrition Program Checks Accepted Here.”
NOTE: Only produce vendors may accept your FMNP checks. Eligible vendors will display an FMNP sign. Vendors opt-in to this program, which means that not all of our produce vendors are eligible to take FMNP as payment. Just ask at the market information booth, or look for the FMNP posters at each participating vendor booth! (WIC checks are no longer eligible to be accepted at farmers markets, starting in 2018.)