Local Food Security Project: Participating Farmers Markets

Farmers Market Food Access

Fresh Access Bucks doubles your SNAP/EBT benefits at participating Gainesville farmers markets including the four listed below!

Who: Anyone who…

  • participates in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps), and
  • has a balance of at least one dollar on their SNAP/EBT card

This includes people with pandemic (P-EBT) cards!

What: A nutrition program using orange tokens that recipients can spend on food at vendors booths. We match up to $40 of your SNAP/EBT in green Fresh Access Bucks tokens you can use to purchase Florida-grown fruits, veggies, and food- producing plan.

Where & When:

Grove Street Farmers Market

910 NW 4th St. Gainesville, FL 32601

Mondays 4 pm – 7 pm

GNV Market at Heartwood

619 South Main St. Gainesville, FL 32601
Thursdays 4pm-7pm

Alachua County/441 Farmers Market

5920 NW 13th Street, Gainesville
Every Saturday 8:30 am to 12 pm


  • Visit the SNAP/EBT booth with your SNAP/EBT card and tell us how much you’d like to spend.
  • The amount you choose will be deducted from your card balance, and we will give you that amount in orange tokens. You can use these tokens for anything you can use your SNAP/EBT card for in the store – any human food intended to be eaten at home.
  • Then we will give you the same amount in green tokens. This is how we double your benefits! You can use these tokens for fruits, vegetables, and food-producing plants.
  • Spend your tokens with vendors at the farmers market for fresh food. The tokens never expire, and you can use them at any of the participating markets listed above!

Have questions? Just ask us when you come visit us at the SNAP/EBT booth or email us at’ll be happy to walk you through the process!