How it Works2020-06-11T18:15:22+00:00

Stretch your food dollars with SNAP.

Get more fruits and vegetables when you spend your SNAP dollars at participating farmers markets and grocery stores. It’s easy! For example, spend $10 on your EBT card, and get another $10 to buy fresh fruits and veggies, locally grown in Virginia.

Here’s how it works at a farmers market:

Here’s how it works at a grocery store:

Do you qualify for SNAP benefits? Find out and apply here:


“The VA Fresh Match Program provides the opportunity for SNAP recipients to maximize their money on healthy, fresh foods. It allows for more equity throughout the community food systems.” 

– Jaelyn M.
Capital Region

“As a SNAP recipient, I truly value the incentive program as it allows me to buy fresh, healthy foods with my SNAP card, and get extra funds for fruits and vegetables. I care for my elderly father and this program helps my family have access to healthy foods despite our financial limitations.”

– Alin
Spotsyvania Farmers Market SNAP shopper

“Learning what to eat in my nutrition class then being able to shop at the Lynchburg Community Market with my [SNAP Benefits] has changed my life.  I am in recovery… now I know better and do better.”

– Robert
Lynchburg Community Market SNAP shopper