Health Bucks provide New Yorkers who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, also known as food stamps, with additional purchasing power to buy fresh, locally-grown produce. For every $5 spent at farmers markets using SNAP on an EBT card, shoppers receive $2 in Health Bucks. Health Bucks are available year-round at NYC farmers markets that accept EBT.
Community organizations may apply to receive Health Bucks to distribute to clients as an incentive to support nutrition education and other health-related activities. Applications will be available in May and accepted on a rolling basis throughout the season. Qualifying organizations will receive Health Bucks beginning July 1st. Health Bucks are available on a first-come first-served basis as the quantity of coupons is limited.
If your organization would like to purchase Health Bucks coupons, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Leading a group on a farmers market walking tour is a great way to familiarize participants with their local farmers market. Download tips for How to Lead a Walking Tour (PDF) and see the interactive walking tour activities below.
For more information about the Health Department's farmers market work, contact us at email@example.com.