Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly known as “food stamps”) tokens are available at the Information Booth at all market locations. To receive SNAP tokens bring your EBT card to the Information Booth. Market staff will swipe your card for any amount you want and give you that amount in $1 tokens. SNAP tokens are blue and can only be used to purchase cold food. Ask the Market staff if you have questions about what you can or cannot purchase, and which vendors are eligible to receive these tokens. Please note that as per USDA rules, vendors are not able to give change on SNAP token purchases so consider bringing pocket change to supplement tokens.
Double Up Food Bucks Arizona (silver) tokens are available at the Information Booth. To receive Double Up tokens, bring your EBT card to the Information Booth. Market staff will provide a $1 for $1 match for your SNAP dollars at the market, up to $20 per market visit. If a family spends $20 in SNAP dollars at the market, they receive an additional $20 in Double Up tokens to spend on fresh Arizona-grown fruits and vegetables only. Families can bring home $40 worth of healthy food for $20.
Double Up tokens are silver and can only be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables. Ask the Market staff if you have questions about what you can or cannot purchase, and which vendors are eligible to receive these tokens. Please note that as per USDA rules, vendors are not able to give change on Double Up token purchases so consider bringing pocket change to supplement tokens. Learn more here.
Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Checks – WIC
Women Infants Children (WIC)
and Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)
The Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) provides checks to eligible low-income women, infants and children through the WIC program and adults over the age of 65 through SFMNP. A variety of fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs may be purchased with both WIC CVV and FMNP checks. These checks are distributed throughout the spring and summer by Yavapai County Community Health Services (YCCHS) and expire after the last market in October. In order to use WIC/FMNP checks look for the signs below at participating farmer booths. The following farmers can accept these checks.
Abby Lee Farm
Hassayampa Vineyard and Farm
Using your Credit or Debit card
In addition to SNAP tokens, the Market also offers credit/debit tokens. These tokens are green and have a $1 or $5 value. The tokens may be purchased at the Information Booth and can be used at all booths to purchase ANY items, including crafts.
- Tokens are available in $1 & $5 increments at the Information Booth.
- Spend tokens like cash at all vendor booths (yes, you get cash back if you need change from the vendor).
- There is a $1 transaction fee (if you buy one $5 token, your credit card will be charged $6; if you buy five $5 tokens, your card will be charged $26). There is no charge for transactions over $50.
- Tokens allow you to keep shopping even if you run out of cash or are purchasing from a vendor that does not accept credit cards.
- Tokens can be used at the Prescott, Prescott Valley, and Chino Valley markets.
Paying with cash
Please be kind to your vendors by bringing smaller bills and change when you visit the market.