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Food Stamps at Farmers Markets

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One of UAH’s continual goals is to get more fresh, local food available to food stamp recipients. We support this initiative by 1) Conducting outreach to inform the community about which markets accept food stamps, and 2) Supporting farmers markets to accept food stamps. If you are a farmers market manager or representative interested in becoming a food stamp retailer, check out our Farmers Market TOOLKIT 2015. This toolkit provides all the information you need to become a SNAP retailer. 

Double Up Food Bucks

Get more fruits and vegetables when you use your EBT card at farmers markets! Beginning July 1, 2015, nineteen farmers markets across the state of Utah will match what you spend, up to $10 every market day to purchase Utah grown fruits, vegetables, and plants that produce food.

How food stamps at farmers markets works for customers:

Token at the Downtown Farmers Market1. Bring your EBT card to the farmers market info booth before you shop.

2. Decide how much money you would like to spend and then the attendant at the booth will run your car for the requested amount.

3. The attendant will then give you tokens, each worth $1, for you to purchase eligible items from vendors (You can use all your tokens that day, or save them for another market day).20150701_120044_HDR~2_resized

4. The market will match what you spend with free Double Up Food Bucks, up to $10, every market day. You spend $1, the market matches $1. Use the Double Up tokens right away or later on to buy fresh Utah grown fruits and vegetables.

Note: tokens bought at one market cannot be used at another market. Each market has it’s own unique token. The exception is  the Double Up tokens, they can be used at any market that accepts EBT.

What you CAN buy:farmer market pic2

  • Fruits, vegetables or herbs
  • Meats, fish or poultry
  • Breads and other baked goods
  • Dairy, honey or maple products
  • Pickled goods, jam, honey and dressings
  • Cider and other non-alcoholic beverages
  • Other non-hot foods for the household to eat
  • Seeds and plants to grow food

What you CAN NOT buy:

  • Any food served hot
  • Any food prepared for onsite consumption
  • Alcoholic beverages or tobacco products
  • Pet foods
  • Vitamins and medicines
  • Non-food items (soaps, cut flowers, crafts, clothing, etc

If you’d like some ideas for how to use your farmers market purchases, click the link to view a great cookbook resource: A SNAP Cookbook, Good and Cheap. It has great recipes and cost estimates to eat well on a budget!

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*SNAP-Ed (Food $ense) will provide nutrition education and cooking demonstrations at these markets*

~Double Up Food Bucks accepted at these markets~

^Not participating in Double Up but have their match program^

2015 LOCATIONS:

Click HERE for printable flier

Happy Valley Farmers Market*~

Fridays ~ 5pm-9pm ~ July 31st - October 30th
Robinson Park: 100 East Main Street, American Fork City
Click here to visit their website

Cedar City Downtown Farmers Market *~

Wednesdays ~ 4pm-7pm ~ July 22nd- October 7th
Behind Bulloch Drug, 100 West Hoover Street, Cedar City
Click here to visit their website

Park Silly Sunday Market *~

Sundays ~ 10am-5pm ~ June 7th - September 20th
Park City's Historic Main Street, 9th & Main, Park City
Click here to visit their website

Ogden City Farmers Market~

Saturdays ~ 8am - 1pm ~ July 11th- September 26th
Municipal Gardens, 25th St & Grant Ave, Ogden
Click here to visit their website

Tooele Valley Nursery Farmers Market~

Saturdays ~ 9am-1pm ~ July 11th - Mid- October
425 E Cimmarron Way (SR-36), Erda

Moab Farmers Market~

Dates vary, see website for calendar of days: Thursdays ~ 5pm-8pm & Saturdays 8am-noon ~ April 16th- Mid October
Swanny City Park: 100 West and Park Drive, Moab
Click here to visit their website

Provo Farmers Market*~

Saturdays ~ 9am-2pm ~ June 6th-October 31st
Pioneer Park: 500 West 100 South, Provo
Click here to visit their website

Roosevelt Farmers Market*~

Thursdays ~ 3:30pm-6:30pm ~ June 18th–October 1st
815 South 400 West, Roosevelt
Click here to visit their website

Syracuse City Farmers Market*~

Wednesdays ~ 4pm-Dusk ~ July 8th – Sept 30th
Centennial Park: 1891 West Antelope Drive, Syracuse
Click here to visit their website

Real Food Rising Farm Stand~

Mondays ~ 3-5pm ~ June 15th - October at Glendale Community Learning Center 1388 S. Navajo St., Salt Lake City
Fridays ~ 4-6pm ~ July 10th - October at Neighborhood House 1080 West 500 South, Salt Lake City
Click here to visit their website

VA Farmers Market~

Wednesdays ~ August 13 – September 17 ~ 11 am – 2pm
VA Medical Center: 500 Foothill Drive, Salt Lake City
Click here to visit their website

Utah CoOp Farmers Market

Wednesday 10am-2pm, Thursday-Saturday10am-6pm ~ Starting August 14th
4500 S 291 E, Murray
Click here to visit their website

Downtown Farmers Market at Ancestor Square*~

Saturdays ~ 8am-12pm ~ May 9th-October 31st
Ancestor Square: 2 West St. George Blvd, St. George
Click here to visit their website

The Downtown Farmers Market*~

Saturdays ~ 8am-2pm ~ June 13th - October 24th ~ AND Tuesdays ~ 4pm to dusk ~ August 4th - October 20th
Historic Pioneer Park, 300 South 300 West, Salt Lake City
Click here to visit their website

9th West Farmers Market (Formally People’s Market)~

Sundays ~ 10am- 2pm~ June 14th- October 11th
International Peace Gardens, 1000 South 900 West, Salt Lake City
Click here to visit their website

Utah Botanical Center Farmers Markets*~

Thursdays ~ 5pm-Dusk ~July 9th-September 24th
Utah Botanical Center, 875 South 500 West, Kaysville
Click here to visit their website

Cache Valley Gardeners Market *~

Saturdays ~ 9am-1pm ~ May 9th-October 17th
Historic Cache County Courthouse, 199 North Main, Logan
Click here to visit their website

Sugarhouse Farmers Market~

Fridays ~4pm-8pm ~ July 10th- October 16th
Sugarmont Plaza: 2227 South Highland Drive
Click here to visit their website

University of Utah Farmers Market~

Thursdays ~ 10am-2pm ~ August 27th - October 8th
University of Utah Tanner Plaza: 201 South 1460 East, Salt Lake City
Click here to visit their website

Sunnyvale Farmers Market *^

Saturdays ~ 12:00pm-4:00pm ~ June 13th- October 17th
Valley Center Park 4013 S 700 W, Murray
Click here to visit their website

Murray Park Farmers Market *~

Fridays & Saturdays ~ 9am-2pm ~ July 30th- October 30th
Murray City Park, 200 E. 5200 South, Murray
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