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How to Double Your SNAP/EBT for Florida-grown produce with Fresh Access Bucks

 

 

The Basics

  Fresh Access Bucks (FAB) offers a deep discount on fresh Florida produce when you shop with SNAP/EBT at participating farmers markets, mobile markets, produce stands, and community-supported agriculture (CSAs). FAB doubles your purchase! Want to spend $10 on your SNAP/EBT card? You get an extra $10 for free fresh, Florida produce! No advance sign up necessary. 

 

 

 

 

Many FAB Outlets use a token system:
 




 

At token outlets (most commonly Farmers Markets):

  • Find the SNAP/EBT booth, swipe your EBT card, get your tokens. 

  • Exchange SNAP tokens with participating vendors around the market for SNAP-eligible items: fruits and vegetables, bread products, meat, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy products, seeds & plants which produce food to eat.

  • Exchange free green FAB tokens for Florida-grown produce, plants, and seeds that produce food.

  • SNAP and FAB tokens do not expire.

  • Green FAB tokens can be used at any FAB market. SNAP Tokens are unique to the market where you received them and can only be spent at that market.


     

Some FAB outlets use a discount system:

 

 

At discount outlets (most commonly farm stands, CSAs and mobile markets):

 

  • Receive fresh Florida produce for free when you shop with SNAP/EBT.

  • If half or more of your SNAP purchase is Fl-grown produce, you will receive 50% off your SNAP total.

  • Remember, you can get the equivalent you spend in SNAP in FL-grown veggies, so fill your cart with local veggies to get the most out of FAB.

 

 

Need more information?

Frequently Asked Questions

 

To find a FAB market near you, visit our market map.
 Interested in becoming a Fresh Access Bucks outlet? Apply to offer Fresh Access Bucks at your outlet here.


 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions
 

What is Fresh Access Bucks?
Fresh Access Bucks (FAB) offers a deep discount on fresh Florida produce when you shop with SNAP/EBT at participating farmers markets, mobile markets, produce stands, and community supported agriculture programs (CSAs). FAB doubles your purchase! Want to spend $10 on your SNAP/EBT card? You get an extra $10 for free fresh, Florida produce! Until August 2020 we are offering an unlimited match, we will match whatever you'd like to spend in SNAP with Fresh Access Bucks. 

 

Where can I get/use Fresh Access Bucks?
You can get double your SNAP/EBT for Florida-grown produce at any of our FAB outlets. Find a current map of FAB outlets here.

 

Do I have to apply in order to use SNAP and Fresh Access Bucks at Fresh Access Bucks outlets?
No advance sign up necessary! If you’re a SNAP recipient, you automatically qualify.
 

Do I have to be a senior citizen to use this program?
No, any SNAP recipient is eligible to participate. 

 

I am a manager at a farmers market and would like to apply/learn more about FAB
Great! Please visit our website for more information on our program here. Interested in becoming a Fresh Access Bucks outlet? Apply to offer Fresh Access Bucks at your outlet here.
 

How do I determine if I’m eligible to receive SNAP?
Visit https://www.myflfamilies.com/ to determine eligibility.

 

How do I determine if I'm eligible for P-EBT? Where can I sign up for P-EBT?
Visit: https://www.myflfamilies.com/covid19/docs/PEBT%20FAQ.pdf for a FAQ on P-EBT in Florida.

 

Do you match P-EBT with Fresh Access Bucks?
Yes! 
 

Can tokens be used at all participating outlets?
Green FAB tokens can be used at any participating outlets. SNAP tokens are unique to the market where they were distributed so they can only be used at that outlet.

 

What’s the difference between the green tokens and the SNAP tokens (colors vary by market)? How do tokens work?
Green tokens are used to purchase FL grown fruits and vegetables, seeds and plants which produce food to eat, and can be used at any FAB outlet. SNAP tokens can be used to purchase any SNAP eligible item at the market.

 

Are there any changes to the program because of Covid-19?
Fresh Access Bucks is extending unlimited dollar-for-dollar matches for all SNAP purchases on Florida-grown fruits and vegetables at participating markets through August 31, 2020.

FAB market outlets are abiding by CDC and Florida Department of Health safety measures and social distancing guidelines to ensure the safety of customers, farmers and market staff. Many FAB market outlets have adapted the customer experience by offering online ordering, home delivery, drive thru markets, and other measures.

For more information on FAB and active markets operating around the state through the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit our market map

 

Can I use my SNAP benefits online at any of your outlets?
Currently, our outlets do not accept SNAP payments online, but many allow pre-ordering online with in-person SNAP payment. 

 

Are there any participating outlets near me?
If you are trying to find a participating outlet close to you, please visit our market map.

 

Have any additional questions? Give us a call:
1-855-FLA-FOOD (1-855-352-3663) Ext 4