SNAP/EBT, Fresh Connect, and Double Up Food Bucks Programs

Your SNAP benefits (also known as EBT or Food Stamps), Fresh Connect Check and Double Up Food Bucks are welcome at 9 different market locations in Sullivan County (See the “Find a Market” page).

Read below to see how using your SNAP/EBT can also get you additional currencies to use at the market through the Fresh Connect and Double Up Food Bucks programs.


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How it Works:

When at the market, find the Market Manager tent. The market manager then swipes your SNAP/EBT card for the amount you request. The market manager then gives you tokens to spend at the market for that amount.

Tokens usually come in $1 or $5 amounts. Use your tokens with eligible vendors with signs that say “We Accept EBT Here.”

Tokens do not expire so if you have any left over come back another day to buy more farmers market products.

What You CAN Buy at the Market...

With Your Tokens:

  • Fruits & Vegetables
  • Plants that Grow Food (many are surprised to know this!)
  • Breads
  • Meat, Fish, Poultry
  • Dairy Products
  • Maple & Honey Products
  • Seeds & Plants that Produce Foods
  • Baked Goods: Wrapped, Labeled & Intended for Home Consumption
  • Jams, Sauces, Soups, etc.

What You CAN NOT Buy at the Market...

With Your Tokens:

  • Beer, Wine, or Liquor
  • Tobacco Products
  • Nonfood Items
  • Food Meant to be Eaten On-Site
  • Hot Foods
  • Vitamins & Medicines

How to Shop a Farmers Market with your Food Stamp Benefits

You may also be eligible for additional currencies at the market when using your SNAP/EBT card.

Check out more info on the Fresh Connect and Double Up Food Bucks programs to see how you can help lower your grocery bill at the farmers market.

Fresh Connect

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How it Works:

Bring home the freshest local food from the farmers market! You’ll receive $2 in Fresh Connect Checks for every $5 you spend with your SNAP/EBT card, so you get even more value. 

Use your checks to purchase SNAP eligible items at the market like fruits, vegetables, breads, meat, eggs, dairy and more (see full list under the SNAP/EBT section).

What You CAN Buy at the Market...

With Your Fresh Connect Checks: All SNAP-Eligible Items

Double Up Food Bucks

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How it Works:

When at the market, find the Market Manager tent. After you use your SNAP/EBT card to receive tokens, the market manager gives you $2 Double Up Bucks for every $2 in SNAP/EBT tokens, up to $20 per visit.

Then shop for fruits and vegetables using your Double Up Food Bucks Tokens at the market, anytime, there is no expiration date. You can also purchase plants that produce food.

What You CAN Buy at the Market...

With Your Double Up Food Bucks Tokens: Fruits, Vegetables and Plants that produce food. There is no expiration date.

Where to Apply for SNAP

Find out if you are eligible for SNAP benefits >>

Sullivan County Dept. of Family Services
16 Community Lane
Liberty, NY 12754

Call 845-292-0100

Quick Tips

SNAP benefits can be used to purchase all fruits and vegetables at the farmers market PLUS eggs, meat, cheese, bread, honey, syrup, and much more!

SNAP benefits can’t be used for non-food items (but you can still use cash of course!)

To use your SNAP benefits, find the farmers market manager booth – you will receive tokens to use like cash at the market.


Good for You. Good for Farmers!

You may qualify for more than one program. See how to get even more value at markets.

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