Market Match
Double Your CalFresh Food Dollars

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Customers who spend their CalFresh EBT benefits at the City of Redlands farmers markets can double their food dollars. Market Match helps make farm-fresh, locally grown foods more affordable by matching federal nutrition benefits dollar-for-dollar, up to $10, with tokens that can be redeemed for fruits and vegetables from any farm in our markets. Visit the Market Information Booth to learn more.

Market Match is currently offered at the Thursday Market Night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. off of East State Street between Orange and 9th streets, and at the Saturday Morning Certified Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. off of Redlands Boulevard between 5th and 6th streets.  Both markets are open year round.

What is Market Match?

Market Match is a nutrition incentive program offered at farmers markets across the state. Market Match doubles customers’ buying power when they spend their CalFresh EBT benefits (formerly known as food stamps) at participating markets. Market Match supports local farms and helps shoppers with limited income afford more locally grown fruits and vegetables.

How does Market Match work?

When a shopper withdraws food stamp dollars at the Market Information Booth in exchange for EBT scrip, they can receive an equal amount in Market Match scrip for free (up to $10 per person per day). Market Match is good only for fruits and vegetables.

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What are the benefits of Market Match?

Market Match makes fresh produce affordable to families with a limited income. Fruit and vegetables are an essential part of a healthy diet, but they cost more per calorie than most processed foods, so families on a tight food budget are often unable to afford enough for optimum health. Market Match makes CalFresh benefits go farther, and it also helps level the playing field by making local and sustainable produce more accessible.   The program also provides additional income for small local farmers.