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Double Your Food Benefits in Tennessee

Double Your Food Benefits in Tennessee

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.

ChattanoogaBrainerd Farmers Market20 Belvoir Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37411
ChattanoogaGaining Ground Grocery1918 Union Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404
ChattanoogaMain Street Farmers’ MarketChestnut Street &, W 20th St, Chattanooga, TN 37408, USA
ClintonClinton Farmers’ Market245 N Main St, Clinton, TN 37716
ElizabethtonElizabethton Farmers Market701 3rd St, Elizabethton, TN 37643
ErwinErwin Community MarketCorner of Tucker Street and Main Street, Erwin TN 37650
GreenevilleDepot Street Farmers’ Market in Greeneville115 Academy St, Greeneville, TN 37743
GreenevilleGreeneville Farmers’ Market690 Erwin Hwy, ​Greeneville, TN 37745
Johnson CityFarmers Market at ETSU914 W Maple St, Johnson City, TN
Johnson CityJohnson City Farmers Market105 W Main St., Johnson City TN 37604
JonesboroughBoone Street Market101 Boone Street, Jonesborough, TN 37659
JonesboroughJonesborough Farmers’ MarketCourthouse Square, Jonesborough, TN 37659
KingsportKingsport Farmers Market308 Clinchfield Street, Kingsport, TN 37660
KnoxvilleEastside Sunday MarketDr. Walter Hardy Park, 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915
KnoxvilleEbenezer Road Farmers’ Market1001 Ebenezer Rd, Knoxville, TN 37923
KnoxvilleMarket Square Farmers’ MarketMarket Square, Knoxville TN 37902
KnoxvilleNew Harvest Farmers Market4775 New Harvest Ln, Knoxville, TN 37918
KnoxvilleWinter Farmers’ Market by Nourish KnoxvilleMarket Square, Knoxville TN 37902
MaynardvilleSeven Springs Farm to Table1472 Highway 61 East, Maynardville, TN 37807
MaynardvilleUnion County Farmers’ Market115 Wilson Ln, Maynardville TN 37807
Mountain CityJohnson County Farmers Market210 S Church St, Mountain City, TN
Oak RidgeGrow Oak Ridge Market-To-Go323 Vermont Ave., Oak Ridge TN 37830
Oak RidgeGrow Oak Ridge Winter Farmers’ Market323 Vermont Ave, Oak Ridge TN 37830
Oak RidgeHistoric Oak Ridge Farmers’ Market281 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!

Nicole is the owner and lead researcher for Low Income Relief. She has over 20 years of professional research and writing experience, and she has been solely dedicated to investigating low income topics for the last 10 years. Nicole started Low Income Relief after a personal experience with poverty. When her husband was medically discharged from the US Army, their family experienced tremendous financial hardship. Nicole was able to gather help from multiple community agencies and move into a nearby low income housing unit in just two weeks! Since then, Nicole has been dedicated to helping low income families in crisis. She regularly spends hundreds of hours combing through countless resources to make sure that Low Income Relief has the most comprehensive and complete resource directories on the internet today. Prior to starting Low Income Relief, Nicole worked as a novelist, journalist, ghostwriter and content creator. Her work has been featured in various print and online publications, including USA Today, The Daily Herald, The Chronicle and more. Her work has also been featured by Google for Publishers and other leading industry publications.