PROGRAMS & EVENTS

 
 

SNAP at the Market (SNAP/EBT)

The Capital City Public Market accepts Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits thanks to a grant from the Farmer’s Market Promotion Program.

 

We also offer Fresh Funds, a dollar-for-dollar matching program that works in tandem with SNAP. Each time a visitor swipes their Idaho Quest EBT card at the information booth to receive their SNAP benefits, they’ll get the same amount in Fresh Funds to put towards fruit and vegetable purchases.

HOW TO USE THE PROGRAM:

  1. Come to the red market information booth with your Quest EBT card.
     

  2. Tell the volunteer how much money you would like to withdraw.
     

  3. Enter your PIN.
     

  4. Receive the wooden tokens in $1 increments to be used at participating booths, just like you would cash.

 

WHAT CAN I PURCHASE WITH TOKENS?

The tokens can be used to buy most SNAP-eligible food items, such as:

  • Fruits

  • Vegetables

  • Dairy products

  • Meats

  • Cheeses

  • Seeds

  • Pre-packaged foods

  • Baked goods for at-home consumption

  • Fruit & vegetable starts

 

Tokens cannot be used for hot or ready-to-eat foods or non-food items.

WHAT CAN I PURCHASE WITH FRESH FUNDS?

Fresh Funds can be used for fruits and vegetables only.

RULES FOR $1 TOKENS

  • Only food assistance recipients can purchase $1 tokens using their Idaho Quest EBT card (EBT/Food Stamps Only).
     

  • By law, change may not be given for purchases with $1 tokens. Where possible, vendors are encouraged to make up the difference in product to bring the purchase total to a whole $ value.
     

  • Tokens do NOT expire and can always be used at The Capital City Public Market.
     

  • For more information about the Idaho Food Stamp program, contact the USDA Food & Nutrition Center at 503-326-5971.

 

Please Note: $1 tokens should never be given as change for any reason. Any misuse of the $1 tokens compromises our eligibility to participate in the EBT program. We greatly value the opportunity to offer this service to our customers, please help us maintain our eligibility by following these guidelines.

                                                   

 

   The Market Opening Day 

has been postponed 

 

We will be working

hard to one day return and serve the community.

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