Food Stamps

The Spokane Farmers' Market accepts Food Stamps in order that recipients will be able to purchase eligible foods using their Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards.

The way this works is this: EBT card holders go to the Community Nutrition Education Program booth at the market where there is a terminal for swiping the EBT cards (it is not possible to have each vendor use individual machines). You swipe your card, enter your PIN and enter a desired amount of purchase dollars. You then receive wooden tokens worth $1 each to exchange with vendors for food. All food items at the Farmers' Market are eligible for purchase using EBT including fresh produce, baked goods, meat, eggs, dairy, live food plants and seeds.

Vendors will redeem the tokens they collect during each market day and receive payment for the food sold.

The SRHD works with the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) to ensure that Food Stamp recipients are aware of the fact that they can shop at the Spokane Farmers' Market using their EBT cards.