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SNAP, WIC and Farm Direct

What is SNAP and Oregon Trail?

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is our national Food Stamp Program. The “Oregon Trail” card is the state’s electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card and is how you spend your SNAP benefits at grocery stores and some farmers’ markets.

SNAP at Farmer’s Markets

You can use your Oregon Trail card to exchange SNAP dollars for tokens at some farmers’ markets. Use these tokens at vendor booths to buy vegetables, fruit, bread, meat, and dairy products.

Farm Direct Checks at Farmer’s Markets

Families in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program and limited-income seniors receive checks from the State of Oregon to spend directly with local farmers who grow fruits and vegetables. You can buy direct from a participating farmer or at a farmers’ market from June 1st – October 31st, 2014. Check with the Market Manager, ask a farm vendor, or look for the green program sign.

WIC Fruit and Veggie Vouchers

The WIC Fruit & Veggie Vouchers can be used at participating grocers and farmers’ markets to purchase fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables year round for WIC families. Contact your local WIC clinic for more information.