Forgot to go to the ATM before the market? You can now use your credit card at the EBT booth managed by Judy Nagamine and her daughter Sara at Aptos and Monterey Farmers Markets to purchase Farmers Market Big Bucks in $20 increments. Big Bucks can be redeemed at any farmers market stall. They also make great gifts for friends and family, or to welcome a newcomer into the community.
SNAP and CalFresh Program (EBT)
Recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or CalFresh program can access their food benefits electronically at the Aptos and Monterey Farmers markets. During market hours, customers can use their EBT card at the EBT Booth to receive market coins which can be redeemed at farmers market food stalls.
Aptos Farmers Market
EBT processing is available between 9 – 11 a.m. at the Saturday Aptos Farmers Market at the EBT booth located on the second level of the market.
Monterey Farmers Market
EBT processing is available from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Friday MPC Farmers Market at the EBT booth near the food vendors.