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!

Participating Fresh Match Markets:

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

Washington, DC Partner Markets

Mount Pleasant
Saturdays, 9am – 1pm (10am – 1pm in winter months)
year-round
Lamont Plaza
3258 Mt Pleasant Street NW
Washington, DC 20010

14th & U
Saturdays, 9am -1pm
May 1 – Nov 20, 2021
In front of the Reeves Center
1401 U Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

Park View
Sundays, 10am – 2pm 
year-round
Hook Hall
3400 Georgia Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20010

Bloomingdale
Sundays, 9am – 1pm
May 2 – Dec 19, 2021
In front of Big Bear Café
101 R Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Common Good City Farm
Wednesdays, 3:30 – 6:30pm
April 14 – November 17, 2021
300 V Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Arcadia Markets
Wednesdays, alternating each week:

Thursdays, alternating each week:

Fridays, alternating each week:

Saturdays, 10am-1pm (alternating each week):

Virginia Partner Markets

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

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

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

Lorton
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

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

Download Fresh Match DC/MD flyer
Download Fresh Match VA flyer


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.

Veterans Farmers Market Partnership: FRESHFARM partners with the VA Hospital’s Integrative Health and Wellness Unit and the Veteran Community Resource and Referral Center to connect Veterans and Veteran families at risk of diet-related disease to more fresh, healthy food. Veterans who complete nutrition courses at the IWG receive fresh food vouchers redeemable across our network of markets. The program encourages Vets, many of whom are seniors, to visit their local farmers market to find healthy food and community.