SNAP for Local Food

Fresh and Local for Everyone!

Many farmers markets throughout the region accept SNAP/EBT. Some also offer SNAP incentive programs, like Double SNAP or Double Up Food Bucks. Programs vary by market and may have caps or other restrictions. Check with individual markets to confirm details. 

Double SNAP for Fruits & Vegetables

Double SNAP for Fruits and Vegetables is a SNAP incentive program at participating farmers markets in Western North Carolina. As a SNAP customer, when you swipe your EBT card for any amount, you will receive that amount in SNAP tokens as well as up to $20 in additional Farm Fresh Bucks, which may be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at market.

Beginning in 2024, ASAP is partnering with Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture and MountainWise to form the WNC Double SNAP Network. The Network combines existing SNAP incentive programs from the three organizations and, over the next three years, will expand to additional farmers markets, farm stands, and groceries, as well as create new models that work in communities that don’t currently have access. Read more about the WNC Double SNAP Network.

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How does SNAP at farmers markets work?

  1. Bring your SNAP/EBT card to the market information table.
  2. Swipe your card for the amount of money you want to spend.
  3. Receive that amount of money in market tokens to use on eligible products at individual farmer stands.
  4. Shop for fresh and healthy food while supporting local farmers!
  5. No cash back, but tokens do not expire.

Which farmers markets accept SNAP/EBT?

Use the “More Search Options” dropdown to filter by city, county, or region.

What items can I buy with SNAP?

SNAP-eligible foods are fruits and vegetables; breads and cereal; meats, fish, and poultry; dairy products; seeds and plants that produce food.

Farm Fresh Bucks, which are part of Double SNAP for Fruits and Vegetables and Farm Fresh Produce Prescription, may be used only for fresh fruits and vegetables (including mushrooms), as well as seeds/plants that produce food.

Am I eligible for SNAP? How do I sign up?

MANNA FoodBank has resources to help you figure out your SNAP eligibility, apply online, or renew your benefits.

Can you help my farmers market accept SNAP?

Find resources for improving your existing SNAP market program or starting a new program at your market.

How can I support Double SNAP?

Help us continue to offer this valuable benefit by making a tax-deductible donation. Your gift helps families put fresh, local foods on their tables and helps introduce a broader audience to local farms.

It has been life changing. This makes me feel connected to the community and to the land. I’m also able to eat better, incorporating more fresh produce into my meals. I’m disabled with multiple health conditions and being able to have fresh food grown locally has helped my health tremendously.

—Double SNAP customer

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