Using Credit/Debit & EBT Cards at the Market

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Using Credit/Debit & EBT Cards at the Market

No cash? We take credit and debit cards!

The Montavilla Farmers Market wants to make it easy for you to shop with us. If you forgot to bring enough cash, check with the vendor to see if they accept cards. Many do, but some don’t.

Even so, there’s no need to find an ATM—just stop by our Information Booth and use your credit or debit card to receive Market tokens in exchange. Then, use your tokens to purchase anything at the Market. The tokens never expire and you receive cash change from vendors if your purchase is less than your token amount.

Market tokens also make great gifts for family, friends, or business!

Use your EBT card and double your money!

Your EBT (SNAP/Oregon Trail/food stamp) card is welcome at the market. And thanks to support from the Everybody Eats Program of Montavilla Farmers Market, we provide matching funds to all EBT shoppers. If you spend $10 in EBT funds, you’ll get an extra $10 – FREE – that you can use to buy more produce.

Here’s how it works: Just visit the Information Booth to swipe your EBT card in exchange for tokens to use with our vendors. Shoppers with SNAP benefits can use your tokens to buy SNAP eligible foods like fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, nuts, eggs, bread, and edible plant starts. (EBT Cash shoppers can use your cash tokens for anything sold at the market.) For every $1 of funds you choose to spend, you’ll get a match of up to $10 in bonus tokens that you can spend on SNAP eligible foods. The Everybody Eats match essentially doubles the purchasing power of your first $10. This helps your EBT funds go further when you shop at the farmers market.