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at the Market

The Capital City Public Market participates in the USDA,

Food and Nutrition Service, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program). Food assistance participants can use their P-EBT card to purchase SNAP tokens to be used like cash on healthy, local food.


  1. Find the red Market Information booth (near the restrooms on the Grove Plaza).

  2. Swipe your QUEST P-EBT card for the requested amount and enter your pin. 

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



Double Up Food Bucks provides participants in the SNAP program with a one-to-one match to purchase healthy, locally-grown fruits and vegetables. ​​


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Not covered by SNAP

  • Beer, wine or liquor, cigarettes or tobacco

  • Vitamins and medicines

  • Food that can be eaten onsite

  • Prepared foods

  • Non-food items: Pet food, soaps, paper products and household supplies.


You can use your SNAP benefits at grocery stores and farmers markets.

Covered by SNAP

  • Breads and cereals

  • Fruits and vegetables

  • Meats, fish, and poultry

  • Dairy products

  • Seeds and plants that produce food

Tokens cannot be used for hot or ready-to-eat foods or non-food items. Double-up Food Bucks can only be used on fruits & veggies 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.


Please Note: tokens should never be given as change for any reason. Any misuse of the 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. For more information contact the USDA Food & Nutrition Center at 503-326-5971.

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