What is Virginia Fresh Match?
Virginia Fresh Match is a collaborative voluntary network of farmers markets, mobile markets, farmers, neighborhood grocery stores, and CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture). There are many benefits to this network:
- increases buying power for families with limited food budgets
- provides revenue for farmers and food businesses selling to local communities
- increases consumption of nutritious food
You SNAP. We MATCH.
Get more fruits and vegetables when you spend your SNAP dollars! Virginia Fresh Match (VFM) nutrition incentives double the value of SNAP (food stamps) spent at participating farmers markets and food stores -- and helps you bring home more healthy, affordable fruits and vegetables while supporting local farmers.
How it Works
Use your SNAP EBT card at participating farmers markets to purchase more fresh fruits and vegetables.
It's simple! Bring your EBT card to the market office or information table – market staff are there to help. Choose the amount to charge to your card, then swipe and enter your PIN, just like at the grocery store.
You’ll receive tokens or vouchers worth DOUBLE the value charged to your EBT card. For example, swipe your EBT card for $10, get $20 worth of tokens. Then, spend your tokens like cash with market vendors on eligible products.
How to Find Farmers Market Locations
If you are looking for a farmers market where you can use your SNAP benefits to double your purchasing power, view the interactive map to find participating Virginia Fresh Match locations near you.
For More Information
Watch this video to learn more...