Stop by the Main Info booth to run your SNAP/EBT card and we will help walk you through it. Triple your benefits!!
For every dollar of 3SVT/SNAP you spend at a participating farmers market, you can receive a dollar of Crop Cash to spend on fruits, vegetables, herbs, and culinary seeds and plant starts. During the Summer 2023 season, the Crop Cash PLUS pilot program will add an additional dollar per dollar match to spend on any SNAP-eligible item.* You can match up to $20 of your 3SVT/SNAP benefits per market day with both Crop Cash and Crop Cash PLUS. Here's what that can look like:
If you were to spend $10 of SNAP benefits at the market, you can get $10 of Crop Cash (for fruits/vegetables) and $10 of Crop Cash PLUS (for SNAP-eligible items). That's a total of $20 extra dollars to spend at the market! If you were to spend $20 or more of SNAP benefits, you can get up to $20 of Crop Cash (for fruits/vegetables) and up to $20 of Crop Cash PLUS (for SNAP-eligible items). That's a total of $40 extra dollars to spend at the market!
EBT - The Norwich Farmers Market runs a wireless EBT card station that allows SNAP recipients to use their benefits through a $1 token system. Visit the market tent at the entrance to the Norwich Market to swipe your EBT card and receive tokens and crop cash coupons. Find out more about SNAP eligibility at 3 Squares VT.
Farm to Family – The State of Vermont runs a benefits program that encourages the purchase of fruit and vegetables. Go to Vermont DCF Farm to Family to apply for coupons.
Credit/Debt cards – For a $2.50 fee the wireless machine allows customers to use debit or credit cards at the market through a $5 wooden token system.