EBT Machines at Farmers’ Markets Accept SNAP Benefits

A new handbook released by the Agriculture Department provides guidance to managers of farmers’ markets on installing Electronic Benefits Transfer machines and accepting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits. A record number of Americans now receive SNAP benefits. At the same time, the number of farmers’ markets participating in the SNAP program has increased.

USDA anticipates that helping SNAP recipients buy fresh produce from farmers’ markets and farm stands will boost revenue for local producers. The handbook covers nut-and-bolts issues such as installation of EBT machines and tactics to ensure the program is a success for both farmers’ market vendors and customers.


4 responses to this post.

  1. I am looking for some basic information on the purchase and maintenace costs assiciated with EBT machines. Do you have anything you can pass along?


  2. Hello,

    Is there a way that I can purchase an EBT machine? I catch seafood and I would like to sell it to people that have to use food stamps. We sell oysters, clams, shrimp, crabs, etc. Check out our website at http://www.captainharrysselectseafood.com.

    Please let me know who I would get in touch with to purchase one or rent one.

    Thank you,

    Hal Wertan



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