EBT/WIC/Market Match

EBT/WIC/Market Match2019-04-15T16:30:38-08:00


AIM is proud to welcome CalFresh/EBT (food stamps) at our all of our farmers markets. Please bring your EBT card to the Information booth, where we will process it and give you silver EBT tokens, which can be used to make purchases from our farmers, ranchers, cheesemakers, and bakers. Eligible items for purchase include: fruits, vegetables, meats, fish, poultry, dairy products, breads, cereals, seeds and plants which produce food. Hot foods and flowers cannot be purchased using food stamp benefits.EBT-for-WebTo apply for CalFresh benefits, click here.

WIC Purchases

AIM is also pleased to welcome WIC (Women, Infants, Children supplemental nutrition program) at our markets. WIC is a federally-funded health and nutrition program for women, infants, and children. WIC helps families by providing checks for buying healthy supplemental foods from WIC-authorized vendors. Participants must meet income guidelines and be pregnant women, new mothers, infants or children under age five. WIC checks can be used to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, and fresh edible herbs. They cannot be used to purchase non-produce foods including honey, nuts, eggs, baked goods, flowers, or dried fruit. WIC checks can be given directly to participating farmers for the produce.

To apply to be a WIC participant, click here.

Market Match

Market Match is currently being offered at all AIM farmers markets. Market Match will be offered for a limited time, until funds are exhausted. Please call (415) 472-6100 to be sure that the program is currently being offered.

Market Match is an incentive program which offers shoppers double value when they use EBT/Food Stamps at AIM’s Farmers Markets. For example, when you swipe your EBT card for between $1-$10 in EBT tokens at the Information Booth, you will receive a one-to-one match up to $10 in Market Match tokens, which can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables.

AIM is grateful for the generous support from our partners and funders who have enabled us to offer the Market Match program once again this year. AIM’s Market Match program is supported by Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit Programs, Marin Countywide Healthy Eating Active Living Initiative & the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services, Wholesome Wave as well as the Ecology Center (through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program).

To find where Market Match is offered throughout the state, click here.