Use your SNAP benefits for fresh produce in Dallas!


Are you one of the millions of people in Texas who utilize SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly food stamps? Are you looking to use SNAP benefits on your Lone Star card at farmers markets in Dallas? Learn where and how below!

DOUBLE DOLLAR PILOT PROGRAM
On May 6, 2017, GROW North Texas is launching a Double Dollar pilot program. This means your SNAP benefits can go twice as far! Use your SNAP card at the Dallas Farmers Market and receive a matching amount up to $20. For example, when you request $10 in SNAP tokens, you will receive an additional $10. If you request $20 in SNAP tokens, you will receive an additional $20 in tokens. If you request $30 in SNAP tokens, you will receive an additional $20 in tokens. 


Using your SNAP benefits at the Dallas Farmers Market:

The Dallas Farmers Market welcomes customers to use their SNAP benefits with participating vendors on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays all year. The market uses a token system. So you swipe your Lone Star card and receive tokens that are like cash at the market that can be used only for eligible items. No cash can be given as change for SNAP tokens.

What to do:
1. Swipe your Lone Star card at Market Provisions Co. booth (in The Shed) or shop (in The Market) to receive your tokens.
2. Shop in The Shed for all eligible items (see below).
3. Leftover tokens? Save them for next weekend!


Eligible items include: Fruits and Vegetables | Breads and cereals | Meats, fish, and poultry | Dairy products | Maple and honey products | Seeds and plants that produce foods | Baked goods: wrapped, labeled and intended for home consumption | Jams, sauces and soups

Remember: Ready-to-eat foods are not SNAP eligible. If the product is not packaged and sealed to take home, it is not eligible.



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