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Maryland Market Money

Maryland Market Money is our cornerstone food access program that fights hunger and supports farmers

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Maryland Market Money removes economic barriers for food-insecure shoppers, providing a dollar-for-dollar match for purchases made using federal nutrition benefits at farmers markets. Maryland Market Money is a win-win program; it fights hunger and invests directly in farmers, strengthening the local food system.

Maryland Market Money 101

Established in 2013, Maryland Market Money is a state-wide currency distributed to shoppers at select farmers markets who participate in the following federal nutrition benefits programs:

Shoppers who spend these benefits at participating farmers markets can receive additional Maryland Market Money in the form of dollar-value tokens (typically $5 per shopper per market day). These tokens can be spent on any SNAP-eligible foods at any participating market in Maryland, helping to increase customers’ food budgets for purchasing fresh, healthy, local foods at farmers markets while also directly supporting local growers and producers.

Examples of SNAP-eligible items include: non-hot food items (fruits, veggies, meat, milk, eggs, etc.) and seeds or plants that produce food.

Examples of ineligible items include: hot food, vitamins or medicine, paper products, and alcohol.

For more information on which markets accept federal nutrition benefits and participate in Maryland Market Money, please download the 2019 brochure of participating markets or use our Find a Market tool to find a market near you.

If you are a market manager who is interested in bringing Maryland Market Money to your market, you can learn more here.

Maryland Market Money Funders & Sponsors

Maryland Market Money is not a government program. Maryland Farmers Market Association relies on individual donations, grants, foundations, and public-private partnerships to fund this program. We are grateful to the following past and present sponsors for making this program possible:

32nd Street /Waverly Farmers Market | Anne Arundel Medical Center | Anne Arundel County Health Department | Atwater’s | Baklava Couture Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts | Baltimore Orioles | Bean Rush Cafe | Blacksauce Kitchen | Brooklyn Park Farmers Market | Calvert Farm CSA members | CAVA | City of Riverdale Park | Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County | Crossroads Community Food Network | Federal Brewing Company | FRESHFARM | Friends of Druid Hill Park | Foodshed Restaurant Group| Garrett County Department of Economic Development | HEX Ferments | International Rescue Committee | Johns Hopkins Hospital | Kaiser Permanente of the MidAtlantic | Loyola University | Lord Baltimore Hotel | Maryland Department of Health | Michele’s Granola | Mastiha Bakery | Montgomery County | NE SARE | Pikesville Farmers Market | Pigtown Community Farmers Market | Preserve | Prince George’s County | Republic | Republic Restoratives | St. Michaels Farmers Market | Takoma Bev Co | Takoma Park Farmers Market | The Charmery | The Harry and Jeanette Weinburg Foundation | The Helen J. Serini Foundation | University of Maryland Medical Center | Well Crafted Kitchen | Whole Foods Market

Interested in sponsoring the program? Please reach out to Amy Crone ([email protected]).

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Since 2013, Maryland Farmers Market Association has distributed over


in Maryland Market Money to food-insecure Marylanders

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