Use Your EBT Card at Participating Farmers Markets

August 4, 2017 Comments Off on Use Your EBT Card at Participating Farmers Markets

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