Nutrition Incentive Programs

The Hammond Farmers and Artisans Market proudly offers three nutrition assistance programs to expand healthy food access for Tangipahoa families with food produced and grown locally by small, family-owned farms.

SNAP Market Program - The market is an official USDA SNAP authorized retailer. SNAP (also known as Food Stamps, EBT, and Louisiana Purchase) can only be used on SNAP eligible items including:  fresh produce, fish, poultry, meat, breads, cereals, non-alcoholic beverages, dairy products, and seeds and plants that produce food.

SNAP MATCH - for every snap dollar you spend, we'll match, dollar for dollar, an  unlimited amount per customer per day through our funding partner Greaux the Good!

Fresh Connect (previously Vouchers 4 Veggies) - Healthcare teams enroll food-insecure patients into Fresh Connect. Participants receive a pre-filled debit card that can be used to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs.

To learn more, READ BELOW, see our information packet, or visit the Market tent, located on the corner of Thomas and NW Railroad.

SNAP Match Increase to UNLIMITED!

Great News!

We are so excited to announce that starting Saturday, April 6th 2024, our SNAP Match Program will be increasing from $50 to Unlimited! Thanks to our funding partner Greaux the Good, for every SNAP dollar you spend, we will match you dollar for dollar, with NO LIMIT! That means that if you use EBT, Food Stamps, or SNAP to shop, we will double your food dollars.

Stop by the market tent located on the corner of Thomas and NW Railroad to learn more!

How To Shop With SNAP at Market

Shopping with SNAP in Five easy steps!

1. When you first arrive at market, visit us at the Market Welcome table (located at the corner of NW Railroad Ave and Thomas St).

2. Present your EBT card to market staff member and request a dollar amount to spend.

3. Market staff will slide your card for the amount requested.

4. Market staff will provide you with wooden tokens in the value of the amount requested.

5. Shop with vendors selling eligible products! All vendors selling eligible products will have the sign to the right posted at their booth!

Double Your SNAP Dollars with SNAP Match!

The Hammond Farmers Market is now one of seven partners in Greaux the Good's new statewide Market Match program.

Greaux the Good provides funding and administrative support to Louisiana farmers markets, farm stands, and other eligible entities to create or expand a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and/or a Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) incentive program.

Starting February 18, 2023 Shoppers with low income will receive a dollar-for-dollar match for SNAP dollars they spend at the Hammond Artisans & Farmers Market. 

Our EBT dollar-for-dollar match will cover all SNAP eligible products! SNAP eligible products match on any amount.

To learn more, please visit the Market tent, located on the corner of Thomas and NW Railroad.

SNAP Eligible Vendors

Healthy Eating with Fresh Connect!

Fresh Connect (previously Vouchers 4 Veggies)

  • Healthcare teams enroll food-insecure patients into Fresh Connect.
  • New cardholders are welcomed into the program and introduced to their new card by the Fresh Connect team.
  • Healthcare teams enroll food-insecure patients into Fresh Connect. Can be spent directly with the farmer/vendor.
  • Can be use for fresh produce - vegetables, fruits, or herbs.
  • Cannot be used for any prepared food items.
  • Participants must meet eligibility criteria and be enrolled through a partnering distribution site.
  • Participants receive a Fresh Connect card that is loaded monthly and can be spent at any participating vendor location, including the Hammond Farmers and Artisans Market!
  • Talk to your primary healthcare provider about Fresh Connect to see if you are eligible!

Program Contact: [email protected]

Katrina Scott:  225-243-3669, [email protected]

Courcelle Stark: [email protected]

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