The market offers a fee-free market ATM located at the center of the market. Shoppers may use credit, debit and SNAP cards for tokens to use at the Takoma Park Farmers Market.
Federal Nutrition Benefit Program
The market is a proud supporter of federal nutrition benefit programs and believes in increasing access to fresh, healthy food. The market accepts the following benefits: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps); Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program; and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Assistance (Senior FMNP), and DC WIC.
To better support families and farmers during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Crossroads’ Fresh Checks program will provide an UNLIMITED match on SNAP purchases at both Crossroads Farmers Market and the Takoma Park Farmers Market through the end of May.
Crossroads Farmers Market was founded in 2007 to bring local, affordable produce to the Takoma/Langley Crossroads community. It was the first farmers market in Maryland to accept federal nutrition benefits like SNAP and the first in the country to match these benefits dollar for dollar. Shoppers using SNAP receive up to $20 in incentives, called Fresh Checks, each week to spend on more fresh fruits and vegetables. Over the last 13 seasons, close to $600,000 in incentives, called Fresh Checks, have been distributed to more than 20,000 individuals, families, and seniors.
Farmers at the Takoma Park market have a long tradition of donating perishable food at the close of the market to local organizations that serve the homeless and others in need. Both the Shepherd’s Table and Miriam’s Kitchen regularly pick up at the close of the market each Sunday.
Maryland Farmers Market Association
A statewide nonprofit, the MDFMA operates programs to provide access to healthy local food for all and improve the quality of and transparency at Maryland farmers markets. More info Here