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Use Your EBT Card at Farmers Markets!

It’s simple to bring home fresh vegetables, fruits and other locally produced foods for you and your family:

The Market Bucks incentive is funded by the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, as part of Blue Cross’ long-term commitment to improve the health of all Minnesotans.

Visit your local farmers market and look for the EBT booth to get started shopping!

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Find Your Local Farmers Market

The number of farmers markets that accept EBT is growing! See the map below for the list of farmers markets that currently accept EBT and offer Market Bucks coupons. Green map pins are markets that also offer Market Bucks coupons. When you visit the market, look for the EBT booth where market staff will help you get started.


View SNAP/EBT at Farmers Markets in a larger map.

Use the Minnesota Grown Directory to find a complete list of Minnesota farmers markets

Try a New Recipe

Find seasonal recipes here.

Smart Shopping for Vegetables and Fruits

It is possible to eat vegetables and fruits on a budget! The two best ways to meet your fresh vegetable and fruit needs and stay within your budget are to buy in-season produce and reduce waste.

Buying in Season

Reducing Waste

Eating plenty of vegetables and fruits helps keep you healthy, boosts your energy, and can reduce your risk of certain diseases. For more tips on getting the most out of your trip to the farmers market, read our Shopping at Farmers' Markets guide (201 K PDF).

Did you know SNAP benefits can also be used to purchase seeds and plants that produce food? Any authorized SNAP retailer can sell food-producing plants and seeds. Think farmers markets, food co-ops, supermarkets, and grocery stores. Learn more from the SNAP Gardens website.

Keep Your Food Safe

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The Recipe Box — Quick, simple recipes using easy-to-find ingredients that work in even the tightest budget.

Smart Shopping — Learn to make smart food choices on a limited budget.

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