Cash is king. And we don’t want you to run out of it at the Plymouth Farmers’ Market! Never fear.  You don’t have to leave the market to get more money…keep on shopping for that great local food, fresh every week.


Swipe Your Debit/Credit Card for Tokens

Market Vendors accept payment in cash, and sometimes check or credit/debit card.

Forgot your cash? Visit the Market Table and swipe* your debit or credit card and receive $5 tokens, good at any vendor. And they do not expire! *$3 transaction fee. Want to avoid the fee? Get a Friend Card!

Use your SNAP/EBT Benefits

How does it work?

Swipe your EBT card at the Market Table, in exchange for $2.50 tokens. These tokens are used to purchase fresh market food! Spend these tokens with all the farmers, bakers, cooks and food sellers (except for HOT food served).

Inquire about Food Assistance here…

What can you purchase with your EBT/SNAP tokens?

The freshest fruits, veggies, breads, meats, cheeses, eggs, honey, maple syrup, jams, jellies, and MORE!

Are there foods at the market I cannot use my EBT/SNAP currency for?

Per the USDA, hot foods, are not eligible. However, if you’d like your soup packed to heat at home, you’ve got it!
According to the Patriot Ledger, the number of EBT/SNAP beneficiaries (formerly known as food stamps) has doubled on the south shore in the last year with 15% of us needing this important food assistance to feed the family. The Plymouth Farmers’ Market was awarded a MA Department of Agriculture and Department of Transitional Assistance grant in 2011 to build the infrastructure to redeem EBT/SNAP dollars at the market for fresh farm food. What does this mean? It means that if you (or someone you know) receives food assistance, you can now use your benefits when making purchases at the Plymouth Farmers’ Market.

We have a simple mission: good food for all. EBT shoppers who use their benefits at the PFM make sure their resources stay close to home. Everyone wins. What could be better than using our resources for real, good food from the farms?

Questions about SNAP or Food Assistance? Click here. Please help spread the word: SNAP is welcome at the Plymouth Farmers’ Market.

What can I purchase at the Farmers’ Market with SNAP Food Assistance?

From Mass Resources
To check on a particular food item, call the Mass SNAP food stamp office at 1-866-950-3663

“You can buy any food item except food that is hot when you buy it, or food that is sold to be eaten in the store like restaurant food. Eligible food items include:

  • any food products or ingredients used to prepare meals at home
  • cold prepared sandwiches, salads, and other deli items
  • ethnic and health foods
  • snack foods, candy, soda, and ice
  • seeds or plants that you will grow to produce food for your household

You can buy locally grown food at farmers’ markets if the markets have EBT equipment.

In general, SNAP CANNOT buy non-food items like liquor, cigarettes, vitamins/medicines, pet foods, soap, cosmetics, laundry products, paper goods, or other household products. If you are elderly or disabled, you can use your SNAP food stamps to pay for approved home-delivered meals such as Meals on Wheels, or for meals at senior housing, Dining Centers, or other group meals. People in drug/alcohol treatment programs, homeless shelters, shelters for battered women, and certain other group living situations can use SNAP to pay for their meals.”