Farmers Market Bonus Dollars for SNAP Food Stamp Shoppers

September 10, 2010 by  
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Tasty news for SNAP shoppers! When you use your EBT card at participating farmers’ markets, you’ll now receive an equal number of Two-for-One Bonus Dollars on eligible food purchases.

SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, previously known as food stamps, and this New Mexico farmers’ markets initative started August 30, following an award by Governor Bill Richardson of $50,0000 of stimulus funding for SNAP customers.

Double your dollars at 16 New Mexico farmers’ markets that accept EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) cards, including these markets in the Albuquerque area:

  • Albuquerque Downtown Growers Market
  • Bernalillo Farmers Market
  • Belen Farmers Market
  • Los Lunas Farmers Market

The SNAP program serves 157,000+ New Mexico families with incomes up to 165% of the Federal Poverty Level, and here at Cheap Central we think this is a terrific initiative, helping families in the SNAP program to enjoy more good fresh food from our wonderful land, and it supports farmers too – you can buy more locally-grown produce from them!

The Farmers’ Market bonus dollars program continues until funds are spent, or through the end of 2010, whichever comes first. Obviously some of the farmers markets close after the season is over around October, so if you’ve an EBT card, this is the time to shop the harvest, and double your dollars!