pfma Low Income Food Access Program:
token and voucher Reimbursement Information for vendors
The Low-Income Food Access Program allows each farm vendor at the Portland Farmers’ Market to accept payments from SNAP/EBT at their booth without having individual Food Stamp licenses or equipment. The program provides market-wide access to individuals and families who receive SNAP benefits as well as additional nutritional incentives, known as Maine Harvest Bucks (MHB)- a grant funded program that gives SNAP/EBT customers bonus money to spend on fruits and vegetables. MHB is only offered when funding is available.
It is extremely important for each farm to understand how the program works, and to be familiar with the rules and restrictions for accepting SNAP & MHB tokens. In addition to tokens, there are a number of paper vouchers that are accepted for reimbursement to farmers.
Please read through the information below, reach out to clarify any questions, and complete the Vendor Agreement Form at the bottom of the page. This form must be completed upon acceptance as a member of the Portland Farmers' Market Association and before we can issue reimbursements for tokens and vouchers.
Please email questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
token system overview
market info booth
accepted vouchers & tokens not accepted