SNAP/EBT {Foodshare}

The Cadott Farmers Market is proud to participate in the SNAP/EBT program. Access to good quality food & nutrition is important for everyone, regardless of age, income, or circumstances. We firmly believe that locally-grown and raised food should be accessible for all.

What is SNAP?

SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the federal program formerly known as food stamps. SNAP participants have a Quest card, also known as an EBT card (Electronic Benefits Transfer) that works similarly to a debit card. The Cadott Farmers Market has a machine at the Information Booth that can do EBT transactions.

What can I buy with the Market Tokens?

You can spend your market tokens at any vendor booth that sells bakery, fruits and vegetables, meat, fish, edible plant seedlings, and more. Market tokens cannot be used to buy nonfood items (like flowers or crafts) or hot foods (like those served at food trucks).

How do I get SNAP (FoodShare) benefits?

If you don’t have SNAP (FoodShare) benefits but think you may qualify, you can apply online at https://access.wisconsin.gov/. For FoodShare application assistance, call 877-FOOD-365 (877-366-3635), or visit GetAQuestCard.org.

How does it work?

1. Take your Quest or P-EBT card to the Information Booth and ask to do a SNAP/EBT transaction. The market has an EBT card reader where you will swipe your card and enter your PIN.

2. Decide how much you want to withdraw from your account, and the Market Manager will give you market tokens in exchange. Market tokens don’t expire.

3. Use market tokens with any vendor that sells SNAP eligible products. Vendors with eligible items will have a sign displayed in their booth.

SENIOR/WIC FARMERS' MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM (FMNP)

The WIC (Women Infant and Children) and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Programs offer food benefits to eligible participants each year. Eligible participants receive checks that can be redeemed at farmers markets June through October on fresh fruits, vegetables and fresh cut herbs. This program is separate from SNAP (Foodshare), and checks can be redeemed directly with eligible vendors. Not all vendors at the Cadott Farmers Market accept FMNP checks. Vendors that accept FMNP checks will have a yellow sign displayed in their booth. For more information on Senior and WIC Farmers Market Nutrition program click here.

FMNP Sign

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