Folks who participate in the SNAP program can purchase food at Kansas Markets with their EBT card, and currently, there’s a program that will let them “double up” on the benefit.
The “Double-Up Bucks” program matches the amount spent dollar for dollar. (For every dollar of SNAP benefits you use at the farmers’ market, you get an extra dollar to spend at the market.)
How it works:
- Visit participating Farmers Markets in Wichita and around the state
- Browse the vendor stands to see what you would like to purchase
- Go to the market’s information booth and purchase $1 tokens using your EBT card
- You will get a matching amount of $1 Double Up Tokens for FREE, to purchase more fruits and vegetables (up to $25 per day)!
- Spend the tokens at the farmers market vendor booths to bring home fresh fruit, veggies, and other food.
This is a statewide program at participating markets. Participating farmer’s markets in the Wichita area include:
Kansas Grown Farmers Market in west Wichita, 7001 W. 21st Street, Wichita, KS, Saturday mornings
Old Town Farmers Market, 835 E. 1st Street N, Wichita, Saturday mornings
Kansas Grown Farmers Market in Derby, 512 E. Madison, Derby, KS, Saturday mornings
Common Ground Producers and Growers Mobile Market, Location varies; visit facebook.com/commongroundpg
Wichita Transit has approved a way to ‘double up’ bus fares to the Old Town market and the 21st and Ridge Market.
Anyone who takes the bus to these market locations and gets Double Up tokens from the information booth can ask for the free Double Up Bus Card that allows them one free ride back from the market. (You can only get this card at the information booth when using the EBT card for the Double Up Food Bucks program.)