SNAP Double Bucks

Get SNAP Double Bucks at Mecklenburg County Farmers’ Markets

COVID-19 notice: Please note that farmers markets are considered essential services and are open and accepting SNAP and Double Bucks at this time. For more information on how markets are implementing safety procedures, see our video  (en español), or information from the health department

What is SNAP Double Bucks? SNAP users can get tokens for purchases at farmers markets that will let them double their SNAP spending at the markets, without a daily limit. SNAP users do not need to enroll for Double Bucks – just bring your EBT card to participating markets (see these below).

What is SNAP? The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (also called Food and Nutrition Services) provides low income residents with money to purchase certain foods and products. More information about the program and how to enroll is here.

How this Works

The SNAP and Double Bucks process at the markets:
• Each participating market has a SNAP EBT payment terminal
• Customers swipe their EBT card at the market booth to purchase market tokens, with a $1 for $1 match via Double Bucks. The tokens are then used at individual market vendors in the same way a cash transaction would be made.
• There is no daily limit to the amount customers would like to match via Double Bucks.

Where this Works

Matthews Community Market 
188 North Trade Street, Matthews, NC
Saturdays, 8 am – 12pm, March – November
Saturdays, 8 am – 10 am, December – February
Click to learn more here
University City Farmers Market
Along the lake at The Shoppes at University Place
Saturdays, 8am – 1pm
Click here to learn more
Deep Roots CPS Farm
Various markets
Click here for locations.
The Bulb Mobile Market 
Rotating markets throughout the week
Click here for locations.
Plaza Midwood Farmers Market at Local Loaf
800 East 35th St, Charlotte, NC
Thursdays, 5pm – 8pm

May – October
Click here to learn more
Plaza Midwood Farmers Market at Common Market
2007 Commonwealth Ave, Charlotte, NC
Saturdays, 10am – 1pm
May – October
Click here to learn more
Davidson Farmers Market 
120 S. Main St, Davidson, NC
Saturdays, 9am – 12pm, April – November
Rotating Saturdays, December – March
Learn more here
Uptown Farmers Market 
301 North Davidson Street, Charlotte, NC 28205
Saturday, 8am – 12pm
April – October
Learn more here
​North End Farmers Market
300 Camp Road, Charlotte, NC
Wednesdays, 4pm – 8pm
April – October
Learn more here
South End Market at Atherton
235 West Tremont Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28203
Saturdays, 8am – 1pm
Click here to learn more
Eastway Recreation Center: Eastway Park Pop-Up Market
423 Eastway Drive, Charlotte, NC
Tues, 11am – 1pm

Through September
Valerie C. Woodard Center: Tuckaseegee Garden Pop-Up Market
3205 Freedom Drive, Charlotte, NC
Fri, 2pm – 4pm 

Through September
Huntersville Growers Market at Novant Health
201 Huntersville-Concord Rd, Huntersville, NC
Tuesdays, 9am – 1pm
May – August
Learn more here
Huntersville Growers Market at Veterans Park
10030 Gilead Rd, Huntersville, NC 
Saturdays, 8am – 12pm
May – September
Learn more here
Urban Farm at Aldersgate
4101 Somerdale Lane, Charlotte, NC
Thursdays, 5pm – 8pm
May – September 
Learn more
Seeds for Change Farmers Market
2901 Romare Bearden Drive, Charlotte, NC 28208
Saturdays, 9am – 12pm

May – September, November – February
The full list of farmers markets in Mecklenburg County is here

Whose program is this? 

CMFPC is working with the Mecklenburg County Health Department and City of Charlotte to provide financial assistance for SNAP users interested in purchasing produce at farmers’ markets in Mecklenburg County. 

Why are we supporting this program? 
Double Bucks has been shown to increase SNAP usage on fresh and healthy food through:
• Increased number of Farmers’ Markets accepting SNAP
• Improved SNAP awareness and enrollment
• Greater SNAP utilization at Farmers’ Markets

Studies show that SNAP Double Bucks at farmers’ markets can increase purchases of fruits and vegetables, and that SNAP alone improves health outcomes and reduces healthcare costs. 

Supporting farmers markets also strengthens our local food economy and supports small businesses:
• Every Double Bucks dollar is going into the hand of a local farmer
• Traffic at Farmers’ Markets increases and encourages overall spending

Have questions about the program or suggestions? 
Email us at

This project is generously funded by the following organizations:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield NC, the American Heart Association, and the Mecklenburg County Health Department

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