Offering Incentives to Your Farm Stand Customers

Offering Incentives to SNAP/EBT (food stamps) Recipients:

Accepting SNAP/EBT:  Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as Food Stamps allows recipients to purchase food using an EBT card. Adding this option to farm stands expands access to fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, eggs, dairy and other healthy options for SNAP recipients, while supporting economic opportunities for farmers and producers.

Take the first steps to accepting SNAP/EBT here

Offering Granite State Market Match:  Granite State Market Match allows SNAP customers to double the value of their benefits to purchase fruits and vegetables at participating farmers markets and farm stores. Not only does this program provide access and affordable healthy, local foods for SNAP participants, it also provides economic benefits to the participating vendors/farmers and host communities.

Learn more about Granite State Market Match here

To offer Granite State Market Match at your farm, contact Brenden Cornwell at bcornwell@nhfoodbank.org or (603) 669-9725 ext. 1128

 

Offering Incentives to Seniors:

Senior Discount:  Senior discounts are an option that can be offered by farm stands. Determine a plan to offer senior discounts. You can decide what discount fits the needs of your business and customers best. Examples include:

  • 10% off to customers 65+
  • Free delivery to customers 65+
  • 20% off produce to customers 65+

We recommend asking for ID’s when offering this discount

 

Offering Incentives to Veterans:

Veteran Discount:  Veteran discounts are another option that can offered by farm stands. Determine a plan to offer veteran discounts. You can decide what discount fits the needs of your business and customers best. Examples include:

  • 10% off for veterans
  • 20% off produce for veterans

We recommend asking for VID’s (Veteran Identification Card) when offering this discount

 

To discuss discount or incentive options further, please contact

Heidi Barker Heidi.barker@unh.edu

Brooke Kelleher Brooke.kelleher@unh.edu

Sara Oberle Sara.oberle@unh.edu