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 credit or debit cards. Most of our vendors do, but a few 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 come in $5 increments, 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!

EBT Accepted!

Your EBT (SNAP/Oregon Trail/food stamp) card is welcome at the market.

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, bakery goods, processed foods, and edible plant starts. The tokens never expire and come in $1 increments to make purchases flexible and easy.
  • EBT Cash shoppers can use your cash tokens for anything sold at the market. The tokens come in $5 increments, never expire, and you receive cash change from vendors if your purchase is less than your token amount.

Everybody Eats EBT Match – let’s bring it back in 2019!

Through July 2018, the market’s Everybody Eats program was able to offer a weekly $10 match to EBT customers, which helped Montavilla individuals and families experiencing food insecurity double their purchasing power and take home more fresh and local produce. The goal is to bring it back in 2019 with funding for the full market season. This program is entirely supported by the community in small donations and business sponsorships. Please join us in making this program a success by donating today!