Food Assistance Programs at the Market
DUFB (Double Up Food Bucks) and EBT
are available all season long at the Farmers' Market for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Participants!
You can use your EBT card at the market for food tokens to spend on fresh produce, meat, cheese, eggs, and canned goods that meet the program requirements. Some items at the market are not for human consumption and not available for EBT purchase.
DUFB is a program for SNAP participants to spend money at the Farmer's Market and receive double the value in tokens for fresh produce. There are currently no limits to how much you can receive, so spend $20 from your EBT card at the SCFM Booth, and get $20 in DUFB tokens for a total of $40! These tokens can be used all season and at any Farmer's Market in New Mexico as long as the program lasts.
DUFB tokens are only good for fresh fruits and vegetables, food plants, fresh cut herbs and pinto, fava beans and black-eyed peas.. No cheese, eggs, meat, jams, jellies, ecetera...
WIC(Woman, Infants, and Children) is to distribute their food vouchers at the farmers' market as available(dates to be announced). Please call your WIC office to check the dates ahead of time. SCFM is not responsible for giving out WIC vouchers, or for any attendance or date changes to the distribution of checks. WIC checks are first come first serve!
Senior Commodities Checks
Senior Commodities Checks are not distributed at the farmers market. Please call the Department of Health for time and location of distribution and for questions on eligibility and signing up.
A Message from the SCFM Manager
Those using the "Community Table" at the farmers' market appear like all other vendors, but cannot accept WIC vouchers, Senior checks, EBT, or DUFB tokens AT ALL because they are doing the market on a trial basis. They can accept cash, SCFM debit tokens, or personal checks at their own discretion.
New vendors are often awaiting approval for participation in the WIC program and Senior Commodities program and can accept (in good faith) OR decline (until enrollment is complete) these payments at their own discretion. Vendors cannot get paid for vouchers that they are not fully signed up for.
Vendors are discouraged from discriminating against those on food assistance and there has been no incidence of any vendor rejecting payments when they were eligible to accept them. However, if there is any grievance or misunderstanding please bring your questions, concerns, grievances to the market manager at the SCFM booth, which has the farmers' market banner.
Tutorials on how to use your tokens or food assistance checks can be given at the SCFM Booth near the 614(blue) building. Look for vendors displaying signs for what they accept. Thank you!