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BONUS BUCKS: LOCAL FOOD BONUSES

We provide Bonus Bucks nutrition incentives at farmers markets across RI to shoppers who receive federal Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.  Offering this incentive 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.

$1,313,850

SNAP/EBT sales at farmers markets statewide

$1,114,036

Bonus Bucks sales at farmers markets statewide

13,450

People were empowered to buy more fresh food

*Metrics represent years 2015-2022.

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DOUBLE YOUR SNAP WITH BONUS BUCKS
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.

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HOW TO USE BENEFITS AT THE MARKET
Spend WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program benefits 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: SNAP@farmfreshri.org. To receive a Senior Farmers Market Bulk Purchase Produce box, learn more from the RI DEM.

Support for Local Food Bonuses

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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