Market Hours, What's for sale & Events
History of Market
Where to shop & eat downtown
Vendor Check List
Vendors who wish to accept EBT tokens need to fill out the EBT
agreement and return it to Central Rivers Farmshed, P.O. Box 1023
Stevens Point, WI 5448
Click here and download a PDF file of the EBT agreement
Choose Fresh! Use your EBT card at the Stevens Point Farmers
Market and buy the best foods produced right here in Central Wisconsin.
The Central Rivers Farmshed is happy to provide an EBT
machine at the Stevens Point Farmers Market that enables all our residents
to purchase foods from their local producers. At the market, you'll find
the season's best bounty of fruits, flowers, meats, vegetables, and other
specialty products. It is also a great community gathering space and place
to meet your farmer and learn how your food is produced. Purchasing locally
grown, seasonal foods benefits the economy, environment, and our very
well-being. So this year, taste the seasons, develop a relationship with
your area producers, and take part in supporting yourself, our community,
our farmers, and our region.
Farmshed has a tent at the market with signage about EBT, information
about local foods, resources about growing, preserving, and cooking
food, and a schedule of workshops in the area demonstrating these
tent has a wireless card reader that allows you to swipe your FoodShare
card. After requesting a specific amount of funds from your account, a
volunteer will give you $1 tokens to use with accepting vendors.
for vendors who have an EBT sign posted on their tent.
can exchange tokens with those vendors for eligible food items.
extra tokens can be brought back to the tent for refund or kept for use
at the market all season long.
Items you CAN purchase:
Didn't know you could purchase food producing plants and
seeds? Find out more at Snap Gardens (http://www.snapgardens.org)!
Meat, poulty, fish, and eggs
Bread, cereals, and packaged
Jam, syrups, oils, and honey
Coffee beans, rice, grains, and
Cold wrapped and packaged edibles
Seeds or plants that produce food
(example: kale, tomatoes, peppers, herbs, etc.)
Items you CANNOT purchase:
Flowers, shrubs, or cut
non-edible plants, or fall ornamentals (example: gourds)
Non-food items (example:
soaps, paper products, crafts, etc.)
Hot or cold immediately
Fountain drinks and hot or
cold beverages including prepared coffee and tea
This program is brought to you by The Central Rivers
Farmshed. Farmshed helps markets across Central Wisconsin accept EBT. To
find out where else you can Choose Fresh, visit www.farmshed.org.
Farmers Market EBT Program
the pilot year in 2007, the Farmers' Market EBT Program has allowed
customers to swipe their EBT (electronic benefit transfer) food stamp,
credit, or debit card on a wireless transaction machine at
Farmers' Markets throughout the United States.
benefits are numerous. It allows everyone who attends the markets to
access locally-grown food; it benefits the vendors by increasing their
sales; and it benefits the local economy by keeping federal dollars from
the Food Stamp EBT program within your community. Before the program
was initiated, people who used food stamp benefits did not have the
choice of shopping at the markets (because vendors could not swipe their
cards) and people who forgot cash were out of luck or had to go to an
ATM off-site. Now, everyone has the option of purchasing food from the
farmers' market and supporting local producers!