SNAP Benefits at Winter Park Farmer’s Market increases Access to Healthy Foods

Now eating healthy is a SNAP for more residents in our community.  The Winter Park Farmers’ Market (WPFM) has begun providing access to the Supplemental Nutrition Access
Program (SNAP) every Saturday from 7am – 1 pm. This government program allows low-income patrons to purchase fresh food at the local market – food we all need to be healthy.

Patrons with SNAP/EBT cards are be able to purchase tokens at the market’s welcome booth and then use the tokens to purchase fresh food items from market vendors. Items include fruit, vegetables, eggs and other healthy options.

Along with the SNAP/EBT program, patrons of WPFM will also be offered convenient access to cash-equivalent tokens with their ATM cards at the welcome booth. These tokens will allow patrons to purchase items at all market vendors.

The SNAP/EBT program was made possible in part by Healthy Central Florida and the Winter Park Health Foundation. WPFM also received a grant from the Fresh Access Bucks (FAB) program which allows SNAP/EBT patrons to gain additional spending power with matching funds up to $20 to be used only at Florida grown produce and edible plant vendors. WPFM and Audubon Park Community Market are the only two markets in Central Florida offering access to the SNAP/EBT program.