Redeem your CalFresh benefits by visiting the Farmers Market info booth. Let the market staff know how many benefits you want to redeem, swipe your EBT card, and receive tokens to use at eligible vendor stands. CalFresh tokens can be used to purchase any food product except hot foods or food made for immediate consumption.

Eligible EBT foods:
*Not all listed are available at our market

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Meat, poultry, and fish
  • Dairy products
  • Bread and cereals
  • Other foods such as snack foods and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Seeds and plants, which produce food for the household to eat

Market Match will be available starting in August 2021!



About EBT

EBT is the system used in California for the delivery, redemption, and reconciliation of public assistance benefits, such as CalFresh or SNAP benefits, California Food Assistance Program benefits, and cash aid benefits. 

CalFresh, known federally as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP, provides monthly food benefits to individuals and families with low income and provides economic benefits to communities. CalFresh is the largest food program in California and provides an essential hunger safety net. CalFresh is federally mandated and in California, is state-supervised and county-operated.

CalFresh benefits can help buy nutritious foods for a better diet. CalFresh benefits stretch food budgets, allowing individuals and families to afford nutritious food, including more fruit, vegetables, and other healthy foods. The amount of benefits a household receives is dependent on household size countable income, and monthly expenses, such as housing and utilities. The program issues monthly benefits on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. Food may be purchased at the Downtown SLO Thursday Farmers' Market with eligible EBT cards.

Find out if you are eligible for EBT benefits HERE