Farmers' Market Finder

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This service was made possible through SNAP-Ed, the Los Angeles Department of Public Social Services and the Ecology Center.
CALFRESH EBT AT FARMERS’ MARKETS
Eating healthy is easier when you have access to fresh, affordable choices. And now, many farmers’ markets across the state accept CalFresh EBT cards and other benefits.
WHAT’S A FARMERS’ MARKET
Farmers’ markets are family-friendly, open-air marketplaces where California farmers sell fruits and vegetables, fresh baked goods, jams, juices, olive oils, yogurt and cheeses, fresh fish, pickles, and more—right in your community.
WHAT IS CALFRESH EBT?
Recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or CalFresh in California, are no longer issued paper Food Stamps. Instead, they are issued an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card where recipients access their food benefits electronically by swiping their card at the point of sale. You can find the markets nearest you that accept your CalFresh benefits by looking for the blue and green pins in the map.
HOW DOES EBT AT FARMERS’ MARKETS WORK?
In order to accept CalFresh EBT cards, farmers’ markets typically establish a central Point of Sale (POS) model, allowing the market to sell EBT scrip to customers at a central point in the market (usually an information booth). The customer then spends their EBT scrip with any eligible food producer in the market
WHAT IS MARKET MATCH?
The Market Match program is a statewide CalFresh incentive program offering additional money to CalFresh EBT cardholders (and sometimes those receiving WIC, Senior FMNP, and SSI benefits) who use their card to buy fresh fruits and vegetables. See participating markets (the green map pins) for details.
WHAT IS WIC?
WIC is a federally-funded health and nutrition program for women, infants, and children. WIC helps families by providing checks for purchasing healthy supplemental foods. The Farmers’ Market Finder list view can tell you which markets accept your WIC and Senior FMNP, and your WIC Fruit and Vegetable Checks.
CONTACT
CalFresh can help assure a healthier diet. For more information on CalFresh in Los Angeles County visit dpss.lacounty.gov/dpss/calfresh or call 1-866-613-3777. (Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy prohibit discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs or disability.)

For more information on the Market Match program or on using EBT CalFresh at Farmers’ Markets contact the Ecology Center at 510-548-1005, ebt@ecologycenter.org, or visit us at ecologycenter.org/ebt.