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
ASAP’s Double SNAP for Fruits and Vegetables is a SNAP incentive program available at farmers markets in Buncombe County. 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.
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How does SNAP at farmers markets work?
- Bring your SNAP/EBT card to the market information table.
- Swipe your card for the amount of money you want to spend.
- Receive that amount of money in market tokens to use on eligible products at individual farmer stands.
- Shop for fresh and healthy food while supporting local farmers!
- No cash back, but tokens do not expire.
Which markets accept SNAP/EBT?
More than 60 markets in the Appalachian Grown region accept SNAP. Find a list of markets that accept SNAP/EBT and offer SNAP incentives in ASAP’s Local Food Guide. You can use the “More Search Options” button to filter by city, county, or region.
Which markets offer Double SNAP for Fruits and Vegetables?
At the links, find location, dates, hours, vendor, and other details in the ASAP’s Local Food Guide.
Asheville City Market, Saturdays
Black Mountain Tailgate Market, Saturdays
East Asheville Tailgate Market, Fridays
Enka-Candler Tailgate Market, Thursdays
North Asheville Tailgate Market, Saturdays
River Arts District Farmers Market, Wednesdays
Southside Community Farmers Market, 1st Sundays of the month
Weaverville Tailgate Market, Wednesdays
West Asheville Tailgate Market, Tuesdays
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 ASAP’s Double SNAP for Fruits and Vegetables and Farm Fresh Prescription Program, 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