Use Your EBT Card at Participating Farmers Markets

August 4, 2017 Leave your thoughts

Everyone is welcome to shop or just look around at farmers markets in the Northland.  A farmers market is where farmers can sell their products or produce to customers directly. It’s a great place to find healthy, local, and fresh fruits and vegetables. Many also sell meats, preserves, syrup, cheeses, baked goods, plants and more. Shopping at a farmers market also supports your local economy by buying directly from your neighboring farmers and keeping local dollars local.

If you’ve never been to a farmers market, you should visit one! Besides the great food, you can learn a lot just talking with the farmers about how they grow or prepare their food. Some will share recipes on how to use their produce. It’s not like shopping at a grocery store at all. Here are some tips to make your experience a good one.

If you’re a SNAP-EBT user, many markets are now able to process EBT cards. In fact, they give you a great deal called “Market Bucks.” Just by using your EBT card, Market Bucks will match the amount of SNAP/EBT you spend dollar for dollar up to $10! So if you buy $6 worth of fresh berries, you’ll get another $6 to spend. If you spend $12, you’ll get $10.

All you need is your EBT card and a participating farmers market.

Here are some markets in the Northland that offer Market Bucks:

Duluth

Duluth Farmers Market
1324 E. 3rd Street
Saturdays 7:00am – 12:00pm
Wednesdays 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Hilltop Market
230 E Skyline Pkwy
Tuesdays 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Lincoln Park Farmers Market
3002 W. 3rd St.
Thursdays 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Ely

Ely Farmer’s Market
Whiteside Park
Tuesdays 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids Farmers Market
701 NW 4th St
Wednesdays 8:00am – 1:00pm
Saturdays 8:00am – 1:00pm

Hibbing 

Hibbing Farmers Market
1309 E. 40th St.
Tuesdays 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Fridays & Saturdays 9:00am – 1:00pm

International Falls

Backus Community Market
900 Fifth Street
Wednesdays 4:00pm – 6:30pm

Virginia 

Virginia Market Square
250 N. 4th Avenue W.
Thursdays 1:00pm – 5:00pm

 

 

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