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BONUS BUCKS NUTRITION INCENTIVES

We provide Bonus Bucks nutrition incentives at farmers markets across RI to shoppers who receive federal Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. We also accept SNAP and offer Bonus Bucks on curbside pickup purchases through our Market Mobile service. Offering these incentives helps local farmers sell more and make fresh, nutritious food more accessible to the community.

Ready to shop at a farmers market with your SNAP/EBT card? We provide a 100% matching bonus on SNAP purchases at participating farmers markets across the state. That means for every SNAP dollar spent, shoppers get $1 free in Bonus Bucks to spend on fresh fruit, vegetables, and herbs from local farms. Find markets near you.

$2,228,182

SNAP/EBT sales at farmers markets statewide

$1,672,626

Bonus Bucks sales at farmers markets statewide

10,734+

People were empowered to buy more fresh food

*Metrics represent years 2015-2021.

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LOCAL FOOD NUTRITION INCENTIVES
Bonus Bucks increase the spending power of shoppers using SNAP at farmers markets and on Market Mobile by providing a 100% match on grocery purchases to spend on fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables. (When ordering on Market Mobile, SNAP shoppers get 50% off their fresh and frozen produce orders.) That's double the SNAP dollars to spend on local food! Farm Fresh RI distributes Bonus Bucks at all farmers markets we operate — and funds Bonus Bucks at a large number of other farmers markets across RI.

ADDITIONAL INCENTIVES PROGRAMS
Bonus Bucks nutrition incentives are distributed in a variety of ways at participating farmers markets. Eligible shoppers can earn extra Bonus Bucks by enrolling in Healthy Foods, Healthy Families. Other seasonal, market-specific bonuses may be offered at your nearest farmers market. Check in at the farmers market welcome table to get the latest details.

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USING FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
Spend WIC directly with vendors at the farmers market. To spend SNAP, bring your EBT card to the farmers market welcome table to swipe for any amount in exchange for Fresh Bucks tokens to spend with vendors. You'll automatically get matching Bonus Bucks! To start using SNAP on Market Mobile purchases, email us: [email protected] To receive a Senior Farmers Market Bulk Purchase Produce box, learn more from the RI DEM.

SUPPORT FOR BONUS BUCKS INCENTIVES

We believe that everyone should be able to take part in the bounty grown in our region. Farm Fresh RI is able to offer the Bonus Bucks program thanks to financial support from many funders, including federal grants and private fundraising efforts. Every donation helps provide more fresh, nutritious fruits and vegetables to families in need.

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