We’re Taking EBT!
VELAS Farmers Markets are now equipped to accept EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer). If you are part of the USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as the Food Stamp Program), bring your EBT card to the Farmers Market Information Booth and use it to purchase fresh produce and other pre-packaged food items.
Here’s how it works: Figure out how much money you will spend for the day. Submit your card to a VELA Customer Service Representative at the Farmers Market Information Booth and request to withdraw ‘x’ amount of dollars. Our Customer Service Rep. will give you ‘x’ amount of dollars in the form of EBT Vouchers which you will exchange for merchandise at each of the vendors’ booths.
Besides the added benefit of being able to use your EBT card to shop for fresh produce at VELAS Farmers Markets, your food stamp benefits are going up thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, otherwise known as the “stimulus package.” For more information please contact us.