Fresh Match

We broaden access to local, fresh fruits and vegetables and other agricultural products through Fresh Match. All FRESHFARM markets and farmers accept SNAP/EBT, P-EBT, WIC and Senior FMNP checks. Our Fresh Match program provides a dollar-for-dollar match on all federal benefits spent at market, helping shoppers take home more fresh and nutritious produce and local foods while creating and sustaining new revenue streams for local farmers and food producers.

We believe that anyone using federal benefits at market should have full agency of what high-quality local foods they can take home from the farmers market and be empowered to choose the products that they desire. We work with partners across the region so that individuals and families all across the DMV can meaningfully enjoy local foods, meet their farmers, and connect with their neighbors each week at the farmers market.

How to Use Fresh Match

If you are a SNAP/EBT?P-EBT participant:

  1. Go to the information tent at a FRESHFARM market.
  2. Swipe your EBT card and choose the amount you’d like to spend.
  3. Shop for fresh food with your SNAP coupons.
  4. Get a dollar-for-dollar match (unlimited!) on the EBT amount you spent to spend on SNAP-eligible goods at the market!

If you are a WIC or SENIOR FMNP participant:

  1. Spend your WIC or Senior FMNP checks with a farmer at a FRESHFARM market.
  2. Get a receipt from the farmer with the amount you spent.
  3. Go to the information tent and show your receipt to market staff.
  4. Get match coupons in the amount you spent (dollar-for-dollar match, $10 maximum).
  5. Use the match coupons on fresh produce at the market!

Cómo utilizar Fresh Match

Si eres participante de SNAP/EBT/P-EBT:

  1. Ve a la tienda de información del mercado de FRESHFARM.
  2. Desliza tu tarjeta EBT y elige la cantidad que desearías gastar.
  3. Compra en los mercados por productos frescos.
  4. Obtenga la igualación de un dólar por dólar (¡ilimitada!) por la cantidad que gaste en EBT en el mercado, para utilizarla en productos elegibles en SNAP.

Si eres participante de WIC o adulto de la tercera edad FMNP:

  1. Gasta tu WIC o tus cheques de FMNP con un granjero en los mercados de FRESHFARM.
  2. Obtén un recibo del granjero o vendedor.
  3. Ve a la tienda de información y muestra tu recibo al personal del mercado.
  4. Obtenga cupones para coincidir con la cantidad gastada (igualación de dólar por dólar, $10 máxima).
  5. Utiliza los cupones por productos frescos del mercado!

Fresh Match Market Locations

Washington, DC Partner Markets

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
Saturdays, 9am – 1pm 
Jan 1 – Dec 31, 2022
3200 Mount Pleasant Street NW
Washington, DC 20010

14th & U
Saturdays, 9am -1pm
Apr 30 – Nov 19, 2022
2000 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

Sundays, 9am – 1pm
May 1 – Dec 18, 2022
In front of Big Bear Café
100 R Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Common Good City Farm
Wednesdays, 3:30 – 6:30pm
April 13 – Oct 26, 2022
300 V Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Arcadia Market – Fort Dupont
Wednesdays, 3pm – 6pm
June 1 – November 16, 2022
4403 Bowen Road SE

Arcadia Market – Bellevue (Library)
Wednesdays, 3pm – 6pm
June 1 – November 16, 2022
115 Atlantic Street SW

Arcadia Market – Chinatown (Wah Luck House)
Thursdays, 10am – 1pm
June 2 – November 17, 2022
800 6th Street NW

Arcadia Market – Anacostia (UHC)
Thursdays, 3pm – 6pm
June 2 – November 17, 2022

1500 Galen Street SE

Arcadia Market – Edgewood
Fridays, 3pm – 6pm

June 3 – November 18, 2022
Edgewood Street NE & Evarts Street NE

Arcadia Market – Oxon Run
Fridays, 3pm – 6pm
June 3 – November 18, 2022
Wheeler Road SE & Valley Avenue SE

Arcadia Market – Deanwood (Rec Center)
Saturdays, 10am – 1pm

June 4 – November 19, 2022
48th Street NE & Minnesota Avenue NE

Arcadia Market – Parkside / Mayfair
Saturdays, 10am – 2pm
June 4 – November 19, 2022
650 Kenilworth Terrace NE

Download Fresh Match DC/MD flyer

Virginia Partner Markets

Falls Church
Saturdays, 8am – 12pm (9am – 12pm in winter months)
City Hall Parking Lot
300 Park Avenue
Falls Church, VA 22046

Old Town Alexandria
Saturdays, 7am – 12pm
Market Square
301 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Saturdays, 8am – 12pm
May 1 – December 4, 2021
Lake Anne Village Center
1609-A Washington Plaza
Reston, VA 20190

Sundays, 9am – 1pm
May 2 – November 21, 2021
8994 Potomac Bend
Lorton, VA 22079

McCutcheon / Mount Vernon
Wednesdays, 8am – 12pm
April 21 – December 22, 2021
Sherwood Library
2501 Sherwood Hall Lane
Alexandria, VA 22306

Thursdays, 8am – 12pm
May 6 – November 4, 2021
Mason District Park
6621 Columbia Pike
Annandale, VA 22003

Download Fresh Match VA flyer

All FRESHFARM markets participate in Fresh Match. For a full list of FRESHFARM markets, visit our market page.

If you think you might be eligible for SNAP benefits, get more information on how to apply:

> DC: DC Hunger Solutions’ Eligibility Quiz(202) 640-1088
> Maryland: Maryland Hunger Solutions; (410) 528-0021
> Virginia: Capital Area Food Bank; (571) 482-4770

Reach out to your local office to apply for SNAP:

> Washington, DC SNAP offices
> Maryland SNAP offices
> Virginia SNAP offices

Other FRESHFARM Food Access & Nutrition Assistance Programs

Produce Plus: FRESHFARM, in partnership with DC Department of Health, is the new administrator of Produce Plus! This innovative program, made available by both public and private funding, puts more fresh fruits and vegetables on the table for local families in need, and more money in local farmers’ wallets. Learn more about our plans for Produce Plus in 2022.

Free Summer Meals: Free Summer Meals are available during the summer months at the Columbia Heights Farmers Market because when school is out, thousands of kids who rely on school breakfast, lunch, and snacks for the bulk of their daily calories are at a heightened risk for food insecurity. Learn more about DC’s Summer Meals program.