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SNAP FAQ: Using SNAP at Your Local Farmers Market

Did you know SNAP dollars could be used to buy food at your local farmers market? 

WMFM is open every Wednesday, 9am to 2pm.

We welcome our island's community to come and visit the Waimea Midweek Farmers Market. For individuals and ohanas who get SNAP benefits, we offer a wide array of healthy and home grown vegetables, fruits, dairy and meats. It's also a great way to support your local farmers and ranchers and make new friends! If you need assistance with your SNAP purchases, please ask for our wonderful helper, Carol.

*We now accept SNAP payments on the Waimea Midweek Market Online

What can you buy at a farmers market with SNAP?

What are staple foods?

Any food for the household, such as:

Fruits and vegetables;

Meat, poultry, and fish;

Dairy products;

Breads and cereals;

Other foods such as snack foods and non-alcoholic beverages; and

Seeds and plants, which produce food for the household to eat.

How to use your EBT card at farmers markets

Your first visit.

When you arrive at our farmers market, please ask for Carol, she is our friendly SNAP helper. Tell her that you would like to use your SNAP dollars to purchase food. She will ask to swipe your EBT card and will give you Market Bucks to use for purchasing food from our vendors - one Market Buck for every SNAP dollar you want to spend. The Market Bucks never expire - so don’t worry if you end up taking out too many - but they cannot be exchanged.

Now you're ready to start shopping! Enjoy the wide array of home grown food and we'll see you on Wednesday!

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