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SNAP Match

Have SNAP? Stop by the Grow Food Northampton table at Tuesday Market or Winter Market to buy tokens and have your purchase doubled, up to $10 per week.

Thank you to the generous businesses sponsoring SNAP Match in 2023:

Leader: Florence Bank, National Grid, River Valley Co-op

Sustainer: Peoples Bank, Valley Home Improvement

Supporter: Arbella, Black Birch Vineyard, Cooper’s Corner/State Street Deli, D.A. Sullivan & Sons, Easthampton Savings Bank, Edward Jones
Finck and Perras, Gardeners Supply Company, Greenfield/Northampton Cooperative Bank, Greenfield Savings Bank, Insight Solar, Jones Whitsett Architects, Paradise Copies, Point 32 Health/Tufts Foundation, SWCA, TD Bank, UMassFive College Federal Credit Union, Whalen Insurance, Wright Builders

How it works

  • Come to the GFN market table with your SNAP EBT card.
  • Swipe your card to use any amount of your SNAP benefits that you choose to purchase wooden tokens.
  • We will double up to $10 of your token purchase.
    • Example: You pay $10 using your SNAP, we hand your $20 in tokens.
    • Example: You pay $1.50 using your SNAP, we hand you $3 in tokens.
    • Example: You pay $15 using your SNAP, we hand your $25 in tokens.
  • You take your tokens to spend around the market on anything that is SNAP eligible.
  • If you need more tokens, come back! We’ll be glad to do another transaction, but match only up to $10 per week.

SNAP Match FAQs

We have $1, $2.50 and $5 tokens.

The vendors can give you token change. They cannot give you change in cash due to federal program requirements.

You can only double your SNAP up to $10 per day but we are always happy to do multiple transactions as needed.

Yes! Our SNAP Match program is for anyone on SNAP.

You can buy anything that is SNAP eligible like:

  • Meat
  • Cheese
  • Honey
  • Ghee
  • Spices
  • Fruits*
  • Jam
  • Eggs
  • Vegetables*
  • Mushrooms
  • Edible Plant Starts*
  • Packaged Foods
  • Sauerkraut
  • Maple Products
  • Fish

*these products are also HIP-eligible

Yes, we can swipe your card to check your balance.

No, GFN Farmers Market tokens can only be used at the GFN Tuesday Market and Winter Market.

Yes! All of our fruit and vegetable vendors accept SNAP and HIP. If you have any questions about how HIP works, we’ll be happy to explain at the GFN market table.

No, so most SNAP customers purchase HIP-eligible fruits and vegetables directly from farmers at the market until their HIP benefit is used up, and then use the SNAP Match to purchase non-HIP products or to purchase fruits and vegetables once their HIP benefit is exhausted.

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