The market has acquired an EBT wireless machine that allows us to accept Independence cards for those in the SNAP program. It also allows us to take any debit card or credit card from our customers.
SNAP (formerly food stamps) participants will swipe their cards and receive $1 tokens in exchange to spend at qualifying vendors (no change can be given on $1 tokens).
Any customer will be able to swipe a credit or debit card in multiples of $5 for a small convenience fee of $1.00 and receive $5 Tokens that can be spent at any vendor and for which cash change can be given.
Maryland Market Money is a currency distributed to participants in federal nutrition benefits programs [the Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP), Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps)] who use their benefits at the Druid Hill Farmers Market. Thanks to generous donations from the Maryland Farmers Market Association and the Friends of the Druid Hill Market, the market is able to match the first $5 in benefit dollars once each market. The Maryland Market Money currency comes in the form of dollar-value tokens. These tokens can be spent on any SNAP-eligible foods. For more information visit the Market Welcome tent.