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Step-By-Step Handbook to Accept SNAP/EBT, Debit, and/or Credit Cards at your Farmers’ Market!

  • Who is it for?

    Farmers’ market managers, farmers’ market organizers, interested community members, and providers of technical assistance to farmers' markets in North Carolina.

  • How do you get it?

    This resource is distributed electronically and can be downloaded on this page.

  • How is it used?

    This quick guide can be used to orient farmers’ markets to the process of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program / Electronic Benefit Transfer (SNAP/EBT) implementation.



Step-By-Step Handbook to Accept SNAP/EBT, Debit, and/or Credit Cards at your Farmers’ Market provides a quick overview of the 6 steps for establishing a SNAP/EBT system at farmers’ markets. The topics in this guide include: the benefits to accepting SNAP, how to meet the requirements, how to apply for SNAP/EBT, obtaining the Point of Sale (POS) machine and equipment, record keeping, and how to promote SNAP/EBT at your local farm or market.

NC Farmers Markets' Quick Reference Handbook for SNAP/EBT

For a more detailed guide, please refer to A Guide to SNAP/EBT at Farmers' Markets in North Carolina; Steps, Best Practices, and Resources.


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