The Suitland Farmers Market, located at 4500 Suitland Road, is launching their token program today. Open from 3:00 – 7:00pm, there will be a variety of items available for purchase from local farmers and producers.
The market will accept SNAP, credit & debit cards through a market-wide token system similar to those that have been implemented throughout the state. There will also be an incentive program that provides up to $10 in matching Maryland Market Money.
Maryland Market Money is a matching “incentive” for shoppers spending EBT/SNAP or WIC Fruit and Vegetable Checks (FVC) at participating farmers’ markets. By offering this match, Maryland Market Money draws new low-income shoppers to partner markets, stretches their food budgets to afford more healthy items, and provides additional revenue to farmers and vendors at farmers markets.
At market, shoppers get a match of up to $10 in paper Maryland Market Money vouchers when they use their SNAP-EBT, FMNP or WIC Fruit and Vegetable checks at market by visiting the central market table. Shoppers then spend the Maryland Market Money with market vendors for approved items, and vendors turn in the paper vouchers for a reimbursement along with EBT and debit tokens at the end of the market day.