Olympia Farmers Market

Market Programs

700 Capitol Way N, 98501

COVID-19 Schedule Update:

We will be open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 10am - 3pm.

We will not be open on Thursdays until further notice.

Everyone Deserves Access to Fresh Food.

EBT & SNAP Market Match

EBT/SNAP Shoppers

The Olympia Farmers Market is proud to accept EBT cards and offer a source of local, fresh and nutritious foods to SNAP recipients.

How to Use your EBT Card at the Market:

  1. Go to the Olympia Farmers Market office window.
  2. Swipe your EBT card and receive EBT Market Vouchers.
  3. Use EBT Market Vouchers to purchase any food items under the market barn roof including fresh fruit, vegetables, vegetable starts, herbs, mushrooms, cheese, jam, bakery items, etc. EBT Market Vouchers cannot be redeemed for cash and no change can be given for purchases. EBT Market Vouchers do not expire.

EBT benefits can be redeemed at the Market year-round. The Fresh Bucks program has been replaced with the SNAP Market Match program.

SNAP Market Match:

The SNAP Market Match Program is a collaboration between the Olympia Farmers Market and the Washington State Department of Health, thanks to funding from the State of Washington.

Use your EBT card at the Market Office and receive an additional free $10 to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers when you redeem $10 or more off your EBT card.

How to Get and Use SNAP Market Match dollars:

  1. Go to the Olympia Farmers Market office window.
  2. Swipe your EBT card and receive EBT Market Vouchers.
  3. Double your dollars. The SNAP Market Match program provides EBT/SNAP shoppers with extra buying power, by providing an additional dollar for dollar EBT match of up to $10 per day.
  4. SNAP Market Match dollars can be used to purchase fresh veggies, fruit, herbs and mushrooms plus seeds and plants that produce food from any farmer at The Olympia Farmers Market. (Note: SNAP Market Match dollars cannot be used with the fruit resellers at the east and west ends of the market.) SNAP Market Match dollars cannot be redeemed for cash and no change can be given for purchases. SNAP Market Match dollars expire annually. Fresh Bucks vouchers can still be redeemed through 2020.
smiling man weighing carrots under SNAP sign
“Healthy food is foundational to our well-being and without it, we struggle to fully contribute to our communities,” said Babs Roberts, Director for the DSHS Community Services Division within the Economic Services Administration. “In our state, over 900,000 children and adults receive food benefits. Seventy-five percent of the people who receive Basic Food do not receive any other cash assistance to make ends meet.”

WIC Checks (program may be affected by COVID-19 response)

Authorized growers are now accepting FMNP WIC Checks through October 31, 2020!

Many farms at The Olympia Farmers Market accept WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) checks. Participating farms accept the checks as cash.

Funded by both the United States Department of Agriculture and the State of Washington and managed by the Department of Health, the program’s goal is to provide fresh, healthy, unprocessed, locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables, and cut herbs to WIC families and low-income seniors. The program also seeks to expand awareness and sales at farmers markets.

WIC checks are distributed annually in Thurston County through Sea Mar Health Clinic and in Mason, Lewis and Thurston County through the Community Action Council.

To learn more about these organizations visit:

Please look for the WIC & Senior sign in participating vendor's booths. WIC checks cannot be redeemed for cash and no change can be given for purchases. WIC checks expire annually.

Poster "We Accept WIC & Senior Checks Here"

Senior Checks (program may be affected by COVID-19 response)

Authorized growers are now accepting FMNP Senior Checks through October 31, 2020!

http://www.lmtaaa.org/

Many farms at The Olympia Farmers Market accept Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) checks. Participating farms accept the checks as cash.

Funded by both the United States Department of Agriculture and the State of Washington and run by the Department of Social Health Services, the program’s goal is to provide fresh, healthy, unprocessed, locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables, and cut herbs to low-income seniors. The program also seeks to expand awareness and sales at farmers markets.

The Lewis-Thurston-Mason Area Agency on Aging is responsible for Senior check distribution. To learn more: http://www.lmtaaa.org/

Please look for the WIC & Senior sign in participating vendor's booths. Senior checks cannot be redeemed for cash and no change can be given for purchases. Senior Checks expire annually.

Please email info@olympiafarmersmarket.com with any questions.

Senior Day (program affected by COVID-19 response, postponed until further notice)

Thursdays are Senior Days at The Olympia Farmers Market!

Many vendors offer discounts to Seniors on Thursdays from April through October. Look for this sign in participating vendor's booths!

Senior Day Poster "Ask about our thursday discounts for seniors 55 and better"