Enjoy the convenience of shopping with our own market currency which you can purchase with a credit/debit or EBT/SNAP card at the Market Manager Tent. Market Moolah tokens can be used to purchase goods at the market without having to use cash or your credit/debit/EBT card with each individual vendor.
The Braintree Farmers Market has obtained a permit from the United States Department of Agriculture to participate in the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program commonly referred to as SNAP. This program administered by Food Nutrition Services will allow individuals participating in the SNAP program the convenience of purchasing locally grown produce and certain products from our vendors. Participants will be able to swipe their SNAP card though a machine and exchange credits for coins which will be accepted by vendors participating in the program. This machine will also accept debit or credit cards thus allowing any visitor to the market the option to purchase coins to make purchases. The coins are referred to as Market Moolah.
The Braintree Farmers Market supports the Healthy Incentive Program. HIP is a program that can help you buy more locally grown fruits and vegetables. When you buy fruits and vegetables with SNAP/Food Stamps at participating farmers markets, mobile markets, farm stands or Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm share programs, you will earn extra money on your SNAP/EBT card. The HIP Program is currently on hold until May 2020.
Thanks to a generous donation by Liberty Bay Credit Union, we are able to increase the buying power of shoppers who use the federal food assistance known as SNAP. For every SNAP dollar you spend at the market, we give you another dollar to spend here, up to $5 each week. So $5 of SNAP credit becomes $10 to spend on fresh, healthy, locally grown food.
When you arrive visit the Market Moolah tent, to use your benefits and claim your match. You’ll swipe your EBT card for whatever amount you like, and receive market coinage for that amount, plus the match.
SNAP Matching is supported by:
Would you like sponsor our SNAP/EBT matching token program? For any amount, we will mention your name on our website, facebook and the market. What a great way to help our community and help provide healthy market foods for everyone. For more information on becoming a sponsor please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks to everyone for supporting the Braintree Farmers Market.
Information about the program is available during market hours at the Market Manager / Market Moolah Tent.