The Kingston Farmers Market accepts SNAP/ EBT, Fresh Connect Checks, FMNP Checks, Power of Produce (POP) bucks for kids, and Market Greens.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides nutrition benefits to increase the food budgets of eligible individuals and families to purchase healthy food and grocery items.
You can redeem your SNAP benefits at the market tent between 9AM-1PM to shop with our vendors and purchase items like fruits and vegetables, meat, fish, poultry, cheese and all dairy products, eggs, baked goods, snacks, processed foods, syrups, honey, non-alcoholic beverages, breads and cereals, whole or ground coffee beans (not brewed), herbs, and seeds and plants that produce food, such as tomato plants.
Take out whatever value you would like from your account and for every $2 processed, customers will receive an additional $2 Fresh Connect check to spend at the market. Any vendor that accepts SNAP will also accept Fresh Connect.
Earlier this year, Governor Kathy Hochul announced a new initiative to double the buying power for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients at farmers’ markets across New York State. The FreshConnect Fresh2You initiative now provides eligible New Yorkers with a dollar-for-dollar match of up to $50 per day at participating farmers’ markets, which allows families in need to purchase more healthy food, including produce, dairy, and meats.
Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP)
The Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) promotes local producers by expanding their sales at farmers’ markets and farm stands and fosters healthy communities though the consumption of locally grown foods. Consumers who are eligible are provided with coupons to use for fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farmers’ markets, farm stands, and mobile markets in New York State. If you are a low-income older adult (aged 60 years or older) or individual enrolled in WIC, living in New York State, you may be eligible to receive coupons. Contact the Office of the Aging or Veteran Services Agency for more information.
Power of Produce (POP) Bucks for Kids
A huge THANK YOU to Ulster Savings Bank for sponsoring the Power of Produce (POP) bucks this season! All kids are invited to get $2 POP bucks every market to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables. Stop by the Market Tent to sign up!
coming July 29, 2023
The Solidarity Dollar program will be “on pause” effective June 3, 2023