You can get up to $20 per day in free fruits and vegetables when you spend your SNAP dollars at certain retailers in Tennessee!
In this article, we’ll talk about what this program is, how it works, who is eligible and what you need to do to claim your free fruits and vegetables.
What is Double Up Food Bucks?
Double Up Food Bucks is a nationwide movement that is helping low income Americans get more healthy food for their food stamps dollars. They do this through a dollar-matching incentive program, which gives you an extra dollar’s worth of produce for every dollar that you spend.
This program currently operates in East Tennessee. You can get up to $20 in free produce per day through this program when you shop at a participating retailer.
Who is eligible for DUFB Tennessee?
Anyone with an EBT card who shops at a participating market can participate in DUFB.
You don’t even have to be a Tennessee resident! There are literally no other requirements. As long as you’re shopping with a SNAP card, you’re good to go!
How does it work?
When you arrive at the Farmer’s Market, you’ll need to go to the information booth to find the market manager. Explain that you’re interested in Double Up Food Bucks and you want to participate. They’ll ask how much you want to spend. You’ll need to swipe your card for that amount.
In exchange, you’ll receive two sets of tokens. You’ll get one set for what you spent, which can be used to buy any SNAP-eligible items at the market. The second set of tokens will look different and those are the free tokens that can be used to buy fresh fruits or vegetables at the market.
Managing the program through tokens makes it easier for the market to process these transactions. It also makes it easier for the farmers, because it means not every farmer at the market has to get SNAP certified in order to participate.
What markets will double your food benefits?
If you’re interested in using your SNAP benefits at a participating market, please choose from one of the options below. We have listed the participating markets alphabetically by city for your convenience.
|Chattanooga||Brainerd Farmers Market||20 Belvoir Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37411|
|Chattanooga||Gaining Ground Grocery||1918 Union Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404|
|Chattanooga||Main Street Farmers’ Market||Chestnut Street &, W 20th St, Chattanooga, TN 37408, USA|
|Clinton||Clinton Farmers’ Market||245 N Main St, Clinton, TN 37716|
|Elizabethton||Elizabethton Farmers Market||701 3rd St, Elizabethton, TN 37643|
|Erwin||Erwin Community Market||Corner of Tucker Street and Main Street, Erwin TN 37650|
|Greeneville||Depot Street Farmers’ Market in Greeneville||115 Academy St, Greeneville, TN 37743|
|Greeneville||Greeneville Farmers’ Market||690 Erwin Hwy, Greeneville, TN 37745|
|Johnson City||Farmers Market at ETSU||914 W Maple St, Johnson City, TN|
|Johnson City||Johnson City Farmers Market||105 W Main St., Johnson City TN 37604|
|Jonesborough||Boone Street Market||101 Boone Street, Jonesborough, TN 37659|
|Jonesborough||Jonesborough Farmers’ Market||Courthouse Square, Jonesborough, TN 37659|
|Kingsport||Kingsport Farmers Market||308 Clinchfield Street, Kingsport, TN 37660|
|Knoxville||Eastside Sunday Market||Dr. Walter Hardy Park, 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915|
|Knoxville||Ebenezer Road Farmers’ Market||1001 Ebenezer Rd, Knoxville, TN 37923|
|Knoxville||Market Square Farmers’ Market||Market Square, Knoxville TN 37902|
|Knoxville||New Harvest Farmers Market||4775 New Harvest Ln, Knoxville, TN 37918|
|Knoxville||Winter Farmers’ Market by Nourish Knoxville||Market Square, Knoxville TN 37902|
|Maynardville||Seven Springs Farm to Table||1472 Highway 61 East, Maynardville, TN 37807|
|Maynardville||Union County Farmers’ Market||115 Wilson Ln, Maynardville TN 37807|
|Mountain City||Johnson County Farmers Market||210 S Church St, Mountain City, TN|
|Oak Ridge||Grow Oak Ridge Market-To-Go||323 Vermont Ave., Oak Ridge TN 37830|
|Oak Ridge||Grow Oak Ridge Winter Farmers’ Market||323 Vermont Ave, Oak Ridge TN 37830|
|Oak Ridge||Historic Oak Ridge Farmers’ Market||281 Broadway Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830|
Double Up Food Bucks of East Tennessee is a great way to get more food for your SNAP dollars. If you purchase food with your EBT card at one of these participating markets, you’ll be able to get even more healthy fruits and vegetables for free!