NEW @ THE 2022 MARKET:
DOWNTOWN GROWERS' MARKET TOKENS
As of the 2022 market season, DGM has our own SNAP and Debit tokens specific to the market.
These tokens will include the Downtown Growers' Market logo and the currency amount.
Take a look below to get familiar with these new tokens!
DGM vendors will not accept non-DGM tokens.
Options for everyone!
In order to make healthy, local food an option for everyone at any income level, our market accepts a wide variety of payment options.
SNAP/EBT & the Double Up Food Bucks Program (DUFB)
If you have a SNAP card our market will double your spending ability. You decide how much you want off your card (say $20) and we will match that amount for free with DUFB tokens (so you get $40 to spend)!
SNAP tokens are wooden red tokens and come in $1 increments. These tokens can be used on items you would purchase at a grocery store (bread, eggs, honey, meats, dairy, produce, baked goods, seeds & plants for human consumption, etc. No hot prepared foods, coffee, or non-food items).
Double Up Food Bucks tokens are silver and come in $2 increments. These are the extra tokens given for free and are only good for fresh produce, seeds and plant starts meant for human consumption.
Check out the videos below for more information on Double Up Food Bucks or check out their website HERE. To learn more about how to sign up for SNAP benefits in New Mexico go HERE.
Our market also accepts Presbyterian healthy food prescriptions (Fresh RX).
Fresh RX prescriptions are turned into our Information booth in exchange for purple Fresh RX tokens, in $1 increments. These tokens are good for fresh produce and pinto beans. Prescriptions must be obtained from doctors and more information can be found HERE.
WIC & Senior Program: Mobile & Card Payments
Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) for WIC is different than standard WIC.
To use WIC at the market, your WIC card must have a QR code on it instead of a bar code. This QR code will be scanned when you checkout at the farmer's booth. Look for WIC paperwork to be displayed at their booth, or ask them directly. WIC benefits can be used as payment for unprocessed fruits and vegetables. Senior benefits can be used for unprocessed fruits and vegetables and honey.
As of 2022 physical WIC checks are no longer being issued for use at growers' markets. Instead, WIC participants will receive their benefits digitally or via a shopper card. For more information on the WIC program go HERE.