Did you know that you can use your credit, debit or SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamps) EBT card at the market? We piloted our Token Program in 2005 (one of the first markets in the state to do so) and now it’s a key component to our market! Simply drop by the information booth (at the corner of 44th Ave and Hancock St.) to use your credit, debit or EBT card.
Customers using their credit or debit card will receive wooden tokens in $5 denominations. These orange $5 tokens never expire and are accepted by all vendors at the Hollywood Farmers Market and Lloyd Farmers Market. There are no limitations on purchases made with the orange $5 tokens and vendors will give you change in cash if you do not spend the full amount of the token. We apply a $2 surcharge which supports the cost of the token program.
Customers using their EBT card (known as Oregon Trail in Oregon and Basic Food in Washington) will receive tokens in $1 denominations. Just like any other SNAP EBT dollars, these green $1 tokens may only be used to purchase vegetables, fruit, poultry, seafood, meat, breads, dairy products and plants or seeds for growing food. The green $1 tokens may NOT be used to purchase hot ready-to-eat foods, alcohol, or non-food items. Change cannot be made, so we suggest that SNAP customers shop the market with some loose change to use with their SNAP tokens.
Every market day, SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) customers can use their card at the market to withdraw tokens to spend on fresh local food. We will match, dollar-to-dollar up to $10, those funds to help increase the purchasing power of SNAP recipients and reward healthy eating. SNAP customers can Double Up their money at over 50 farmers market across the state! See the Double Up Food Bucks Oregon website for more information.
Customers participating in the Farm Direct Nutrition Program may use their WIC or Senior Farm Direction Nutrition Program checks at the Hollywood Farmers Market between June 1st and October 31st. Please look for the “Oregon Farm Direct Nutrition Checks Welcome Here!” sign in each eligible vendor’s booth. All vendors at Hollywood Farmers Market that sell fresh vegetables, fruits, and herbs will accept these checks. Check out the Farm Direct Nutrition Program website for more information.