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When you use your CalFresh EBT card at a Market Match participating farmers’ market, you can double your money, up to $10 free per day. To see which markets offer the Market Match program, look for the markets with an orange star next to them. Download the farmers' market list here.
Did you know that most farmers’ markets in Santa Clara County, now accept CalFresh EBT making it easier for you to buy fresh, local produce in your neighborhood. To see which markets accept CalFresh EBT, look for the markets with a green star next to them. Download the farmers' market list here.
To find a map of farmers' markets near you, click here.
How Do I Use My CalFresh EBT Card at the Farmers' Market?
It’s as Easy as 1-2-3!
Go to the information booth and tell the market manager how many CalFresh dollars you would like to spend at the market.
The market manager will swipe your CalFresh EBT card and give you CalFresh/Market Match dollars to spend just like cash at the market.
Use the CalFresh/Market Match dollars to purchase fresh and affordable food at the market.
Why Shop at Farmers' Markets?
Fresh: Farmers' Markets offer the freshest produce. Produce is often harvested the same day of the market. While you are eating the freshest food, you are eating the healthiest food too!
Fun: Farmers' markets are a fun place to meet up with friends, listen to music, and catch a cooking demonstration while you shop outside.
Safe: When you buy locally grown food, you know where your food is coming from and you can meet the people who grow it.
Affordable: Buying fruit and vegetables when they are in-season saves money. Remember many farmers' markets accept CalFresh EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) and WIC Farmers' Market Checks
What is CalFresh EBT? (formerly known as Food Stamps)
The CalFresh Program helps single people and families with little or no income to buy food. In Santa Clara County, people authorized to receive CalFresh benefits can buy food by using the EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer)/Food Stamps card at a grocery store and some farmers' markets in the county. To see if you are eligible for the CalFresh program, call 1-877-847-3663 or visit the County of Santa Clara Social Services Agency website.
CalFresh Restaurant Meals Program
If you are elderly, disabled or homeless, you can use your CalFresh EBT card to purchase prepared food from restaurants participating in the CalFresh Restaurant Meals Program. Currently there are 18 restaurants participating in the CalFresh Restaurants Meals Program. Click CalFresh Restaurant Meals Program to view a list of participating restaurants.
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