USING EBT + FRESH BUCKS AT NASHVILLE FARMERS' MARKET

Did you know that tens of millions of Americans struggle to put healthy food on the table? We believe that everyone should have access to fresh, healthy food. That's why our Fresh Bucks program doubles the value of EBT/SNAP when shopping at NFM, the Vanderbilt Farmers' Market and Azafran Park Farmers' Market.

Since 2015, the Nashville Farmers' Market has participated in a pilot program funded by AARP and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to increase awareness, accessibility and purchasing power for shoppers utilizing the EBT/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Many of the Nashville Farmers' Market farmers and producers accept EBT and participate in our Fresh Bucks (formerly Fresh Savings), program.

Our new Fresh Bucks program, made possible by Friends of the Nashville Farmers’ Market, is modeled after EBT incentive programs operating at farmers' markets throughout the United States. The program allows participants to buy more fruits, vegetables, lettuce, herbs, dairy, honey, eggs, meat and poultry when using your SNAP card at the Nashville Farmers’ Market.

How the program works

It's simple: We give you $1 in Fresh Bucks for every SNAP dollar you spend with your EBT card at one of our participating farmers or retailers card at participating farmers and retailers at the Nashville Farmers' Market, the Vanderbilt Farmers' Market and the Azafran Park Farmers' Market.

To receive their Fresh Bucks tokens, shoppers simply save their receipts and bring them to:

  • NFM Information Booth in Farm Shed 1 on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • The NFM main office (located on the second floor of the Market House) Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  • The info booths at the Vanderbilt or Azafran Park markets during their operating hours

Tokens can then be used to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables and more throughout the market season at participating farmers and retailers.

how THE PROGRAM helps

The Fresh Bucks program allows our customers who are enrolled in the EBT/SNAP program to increase their purchasing power at the farmers' market; improves access to fresh, healthy food; improves public health; and supports participating farmers and retailers in a thriving local economy.

If you are a resident of Tennessee and need to learn more or enroll in EBT/SNAP, visit the State of Tennessee’s SNAP page. Learn more about SNAP from the USDA.