Fresh Bucks is a nutrition incentive program that allows individuals and families who utilize the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), recognized as Hoosier Works/EBT in Indiana, to purchase fruits and vegetables currently at Farmers Markets. The goal of Fresh Bucks is to provide the opportunity for individuals and families to eat healthier through better access and affordability.
Fresh Bucks is a 2:2 dollar match of Hoosier Works EBT/SNAP card transactions at Farmers Markets, which will match participant SNAP dollars up to $20. For example, if a participant spends $20 of EBT/SNAP benefits they will then receive an additional $20 in Fresh Bucks, providing a total of $40 to spend at markets.
Visit the information booth/welcome table at a participating Farmers Market.
Determine how much of your SNAP Hoosier Works dollars you would like to spend. Inform the volunteer assisting you how much you want to spend and then you will swipe your card for that amount and enter your pin. (transactions must be in increments of $2)
You will be provided SNAP tokens (specific to the market you are visiting) for the amount of your Hoosier Works card transaction. Fresh Bucks will match that amount, up to $20, in checks. Tokens can be used for any SNAP eligible food items and can ONLY be spent at that specific market. Fresh Bucks can be spent on fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, mushrooms, and seeds and seedlings of edible plants at any market or location that an approved Fresh Bucks vendor is at.
Spend your Fresh Bucks checks at approved Fresh Bucks vendors. Look for "Accepted Here" Fresh Bucks signs.