WIC-FMNP, EBT & Market Match Make Fresh Food Affordable
All of PCFMA's farmers' markets accept WIC-FMNP coupons for families and seniors and CalFresh-EBT. If you receive WIC-FMNP you can spend it with any of the farmers in a PCFMA farmers' market just like cash. To use your CalFresh-EBT benefits, visit the farmers' market information booth and talk to the Market Manager or helpful volunteer. While you are there, ask about how Market Match can help stretch your food dollars even further.
DOUBLE YOUR CALFRESH/EBT DOLLARS W/ MARKET MATCH!
Market Match makes it easy put more fresh fruits and vegetables on your family’s table. You can double your budget for fresh fruits and vegetables, up to an additional $5 per farmers' market visit, when you make a purchase with your CalFresh/EBT (food stamp) card at your PCFMA farmers’ market .
How Market Match works
- Visit your PCFMA farmers' market Info Booth.
- Buy EBT Scrip with your Golden State Advantage EBT card.
- For every $1 dollar you purchase you will receive a free Market Match dollar worth $1 in fresh fruits and vegetables, up to $10 in free scrip per farmers' market visit.
- Shop for fresh fruits and vegetables, spending the tokens with farmers as you would spend cash.
- We reimburse the farmers for the tokens at the end of the day.
Everyone in the San Francisco Bay Area should have access to fresh produce. That’s why we’re proud to be part of the California Market Match Consortium dedicated to making locally grown fruits and vegetables more affordable for CalFresh (food stamp) recipients.
By helping to stretch the CalFresh safety net benefits, Market Match makes it easier to choose fruits and veggies over processed foods. At the same time you’re directly supporting our Northern and Central California family farms and their businesses for a healthy local food system. Thank you!
The California Market Match Consortium is managed by the Ecology Center, Market Match is available at farmers’ markets throughout the Bay Area and state of California. Each market has its own distinct tokens and may have a different matching amount. Market Match is made possible through a grant from the USDA Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive program and philanthropic efforts.