Prince George Farmers’ Market returns, matching incentives for EBT shoppers

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PRINCE GEORGE, Va. (WRIC) – The Prince George’s County Farmers’ Market will return for its tenth season on Saturday, May 7, with a popular program that encourages shoppers with an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card to buy local.

According to a press release, the marketplace will continue to offer matching incentives through the Supplemental Nutrition Incentive Program (SNAP), which gives participating shoppers more product for their money.

“If you purchase $10.00 worth of SNAP tokens, you receive an additional $10.00 free of charge,” the market official said in the statement. “For example, you can use the first $10.00 on Fresh Meats and the remaining $10.00 in Incentive Tokens on Fresh Vegetables if you wish.”

Those who qualify for SNAP benefits can apply online through the Virginia Department of Social Services website.

SNAP incentive tokens can only be used for fresh fruits and vegetables at the market.

The market will continue to host various activities during the season, including “Young Entrepreneurs Day”, “Juneteenth Celebration & Community Day”, “World Snake Day”, “Fall Festival” and weekly book giveaways for children, among other events.

For more information and updates, visit the Market’s Facebook page or call Market Manager Corrie Hurt at 804-722-8777.

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