For Markets

For markets considering EBT and getting started!

It is now easier than ever to apply for EBT at your market!  Applications now go straight to the USDA and can be submitted online.

If you are interested in obtaining more information or becoming authorized to accept SNAP benefits please visit the SNAP Farmers’ Market website or call (877) 823-4369 for a paper application.  As you fill out your application refer to the USDA’s SNAP Application FAQs.

In 2014, a process was launched by Market Link to streamline farmers’ market applications to accept SNAP and perhaps receive funding for equipment. Check out their website for information on if your market qualifies for assistance in receiving this updated mobile technology!

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For more information about EBT programming and implementation at your market visit SNAP at Farmers Market: A How-To Handbook or Wisconsin Farmers’ Market Guide to EBT which includes A Guide to Accepting Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Payments at Farmers’ Markets in Wisconsin covering information such as:

– Overview of EBT at Farmers’ Markets
– Becoming Authorized to Accept EBT
– Monthly and Annual Reporting
– Equipment and Services Required to Process EBT Payments
– Creating Scrip
– Marketing
– Funding Ideas to Help Offset Equipment Costs
– Additional Resources

Check out Farmers Market Coalition and Market Umbrella to read about best practices from markets around the country.