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Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

Office Location:


Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

MAP

HOW ARE WE DOING?

Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

Please do not send confidential information via email.
704-336-4700

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​​​Farmers Markets: Fresh and Local Food for Everyone

fruits and vegetables


The availability of locally grown food at farmers markets is growing and communities are benefitting from the cooking demonstrations, music, nutrition education, and activities for children which are becoming more common in our modern markets.

Farmers Markets...

  • Connect farmers directly to consumer and stimulate local economie.
  • Support the preservation of farmland and rural livelihood.
  • Give communities access to healthy food in areas where shopping options for fresh produce may be limited.
  • Provide opportunities to shop with SNAP/EBT benefits and Double Up Bucks.

 

Find a Farmers Market

Click here for a list of Mecklenburg County farmers markets, including those that accept SNAP/EBT benefits and offer Double Up Bucks.

Explore this interactive map to find the market closest to you.

SNAP/EBT and Double Up BucksSNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program logo

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) offers nutrition assistance to eligible, low-income individuals, including children, senior citizens, and families. SNAP helps households improve food security, reducing the number of people who skip meals because they don't have the money or resources to buy enough food.

Click here for more information on Food and Nutrition Services and applying for benefits.

How to use your SNAP/EBT benefits at the farmers market

  1. Find a market that accepts SNAP/EBT cards and offers Double Up Bucks.

    Look for the SNAP and "Double Up Bucks" logos on our market list.

  2. Visit the market information tent.

    Tell a staff member or volunteer that you would like to use your EBT card.

  3. Purchase market tokens.

    The staff will swipe your EBT card and give you tokens that act as cash at the market.

  4. You SNAP, we match.

    Double Up Bucks doubles your SNAP purchases up to $20 at participating markets.

  5. Shop the market!

    Spend your tokens with any vendor selling SNAP eligible items.


Make the most of your trip to the farmers market


Resources for Market Operators

Click here to add your market to the list.

Click here for additional resources for farmers market managers and operators.


To learn more about Mecklenburg County farmers markets and the SNAP/EBT and Double Up Bucks programs, contact Abby Wyatt at abigail.wyatt@MeckNC.gov or 980-314-9145.

Address

Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

Office Location:


Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

MAP

HOW ARE WE DOING?

Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

Please do not send confidential information via email.
704-336-4700

Key Initiatives

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