Nutritious Food For All

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

The Moscow Farmers Market strives to be a venue that is accessible to all of our patrons. In 2008, our market was the first in the State of Idaho to facilitate SNAP/EBT transactions. The Market continues to offer the “Shop The Market” program thanks to our partnership with Backyard Harvest.

To use your SNAP/EBT benefits at the Moscow Farmers Market, visit the Backyard Harvest tent located by the fountain and main street clock. Your benefits will be issued in the form of wooden tokens in $1 and $5 increments. Eligible purchases with these wooden tokens include items such as:

  • Fresh vegetables
  • Loaves of bread
  • Fresh fruit
  • Cheese
  • Honey
  • Herbs
  • Eggs
  • Meat
  • Nuts
  • …and more!

Have questions about what qualifies as an eligible purchase? Both Backyard Harvest and Market staff are familiar with the program and are happy to provide you accurate information, or let you know which vendors accept the tokens. Please note that even if a vendor has an eligible item, they may choose to not participate in the program. 

Fresh Bucks

Fresh Bucks is an incentive program that is supported through state agencies. For every $5 you withdraw when using your SNAP/EBT benefits at the Moscow Farmers Market, you receive an additional $2 Fresh Bucks bonus in the form of paper currency. Eligible purchases with this currency only include:

  • Fresh herbs (cut or potted)
  • Vegetable seedlings
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Mushrooms
  • Fresh fruit

Washington State Farmers Market Nutrition Program

In 2016, the Moscow Farmers Market became an authorized Farmers Market to accept vouchers through two Washington State programs: Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP).

These food programs allow Washington residents receiving WIC/SFMNP benefits to shop at Farmers Markets with checks in $4 increments. Recipients of these programs may purchase eligible items from vendors that have a yellow and green sign on display indicating they are an authorized vendor to accept the vouchers. Please note, purchasing items from a vendor that does not have a sign on display may result in the Market losing its ability to offer this program.

Eligible purchases for WIC vouchers include fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, and cut herbs only.

Eligible purchases for SFMNP vouchers include fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, cut herbs, and honey only. 

Visit the City of Moscow Information Tent to learn which vendors participate in this program. 


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