It’s easy to use your Electronic Transfer Benefits (EBT) card to buy fresh, healthy produce and other foods at the Farmers Markets. To use your benefits at the Everett Farmers Market, simply go to the Market information booth, tell the staff how much money you would like to spend, and they will swipe your EBT card for the amount you request.
$1 and $5 red tokens are available for EBT
You will then be given tokens for the amount to buy fresh produce and other foods at the Market. The tokens never expire. Hundreds of EBT users around Snohomish County use their benefits at a Farmers Market each week to buy fresh fruits and vegetables.
Note that you cannot use your EBT tokens to buy flowers or other non-food items or ready-to-eat/take-out food. [For information on applying for EBT benefits call 1.877.501.2233 or click here for a link to information.]
If your total is less than your token’s value, you can add a small item to your purchase, or more pay the difference in cash. THERE IS NO CASH/CHANGE GIVEN BACK FOR EBT PURCHASES
No cash? No problem! We have our own local currency, wooden market tokens.
BUY TOKENS: Purchase wooden “Market Money” tokens at the Market “Information Canopy”. You may purchase tokens in any amount that you choose. You may choose from $5 or $10 token increments. Tokens never expire and are great to be given as gifts, for birthdays and presents. There are no limitations on purchases with these tokens. Please do double check with Vendors that they do take tokens as many have their own credit card processing devices at their stalls.
FIND A PARTICIPATING FARMER or VENDOR: Look for signs on each participating vendor or farmer’s booth that read “Market Money Tokens Accepted Here!”.
BUY LOCAL: Make your selection and purchase your items using your Market Money Tokens. If you are paying with Credit/Debit tokens, you can get cash change back from the Vendor. It’s that easy!