Food Assistance Programs

Pike Place Market is an inclusive environment where anyone can shop regardless of income. To make groceries more affordable, some Market grocers and all farmers accept national and citywide food assistance programs. Learn more below.

Food Assistance Programs

EBT/SNAP Program (Farmers Markets)

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is a federal program that can be used at farmers markets across the state.


Exchange is REQUIRED before shopping.

Exchange at Pike Place Market:

  • If you want to double your EBT with SNAP Market Match at Pike Place Market, please visit The Market Commons who administers and exchanges the currency.

Exchange at Pike Place Express Farmers Market locations:

  • Visit the information tent onsite. Staff will exchange EBT dollars for market currency.

Valid at these Market Businesses:

  • Pike Place Farmers and food vendors that sell produce, nuts, mushrooms, honey, hot sauces, protein, dairy, bread and plant starts.
  • This program excludes Hot Prepared Food.

EBT Bonus Card Program (Highstalls only)

Double your EBT dollars at participating Market Highstalls.


A Bonus Card is REQUIRED before shopping the Highstalls at Pike Place Market.

Apply at the Market Common:

  • If you want to double your EBT with a Pike Place Market Bonus Card, please bring your EBT card to The Market Commons who administers the program.

Valid at these Market Highstalls:

Fresh Bucks Program

The Fresh Bucks vouchers are mailed to those who qualify for the program.


Exchange is REQUIRED before shopping.

Exchange at Pike Place Market:

  • Please visit and contact The Market Commons to learn more about exchanging Fresh Bucks Vouchers and Fresh Bucks Cards.

Exchange at Pike Place Express Farmers Market locations:

  • Program not available.

Valid at these Market Businesses:

  • Pike Place Farmers who sell produce and plant starts.

WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Pike Place Express Farmers Market locations have approved farmers that can accept WIC/SNMNP vouchers.


No Exchange needed.   


Valid at Pike Place Express Farmers Market locations:

  • All farmers will have signs posted at their booth.
  • The Express Farmers Market information tent can provide a list of vendors.

Pike Place Market Farm Stand and Highstall Dollars (Market Residents Only)

This program is administered by The Market Commons to the low-income residential Market community.


NO Exchange needed.


Valid at these Pike Place Market Businesses:

  • Please check with The Market Commons for a list of locations that accept this voucher or to inquire about the program.

Questions?

Our Food Access Programs are managed by our Farm Department.

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