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SNAP Share

Greensgrow believes that ensuring fresh local food is accessible to all people is an essential part of a healthy and equitable food system. We are proud to offer our farm shares and bread shares at a discounted rate to individuals or families that qualify for SNAP benefits. When you sign up as a member, you will have the option to choose a “SNAP Share” as your share type, and can choose to pay for your share over the phone or at your first pickup with any payment method available to you. If you pay with your SNAP/ACCESS card, you can receive additional produce vouchers that can be used at our farmstand to stretch your food dollars further. All members signing up for SNAP Shares will be asked to show proof of income eligibility at the first pick up. You can find the SNAP income guidelines here.

SNAP Shares are only available thanks to the generous support of our members, and we are proud to be the only Farm Share-style program in Philadelphia (and one of very few in the country) that offers this benefit. Each year, Farm Share members donate over $4,000 to help us keep this affordable option available as part of our non-profit commitment to building a more just food system for all. There is an option during sign-up to donate to the SNAP Share program, and we thank you for your generosity in helping us continue this important work.

Snap Payment Schedule

SNAP Share members will be asked to make five monthly payments. Each monthly payment will cover two shares. The first payment is due on November 17 – before the first scheduled pick up date – so as to avoid any retroactive payments. All payment dates are set to be on or after the 10th business day of the month, at which point all ACCESS benefit accounts should be refilled.

NOTE: Subscriptions to join the Winter 2018-19 Farm Share as a SNAP Share member will not be considered complete until applicants have made their first monthly payment.

Payment Due Date Coverage Cost
Sign Up: Sat. 11/17 Weeks 1 – 2 $50 (meat) / $45 (lg. veg) / $35 (sm. veg)
Week 2: Sat. 12/15 Weeks 3 – 4 $50 (meat) / $45 (lg. veg) / $35 (sm. veg)
Week 4: Sat. 1/19 Weeks 5 – 6 $50 (meat) / $45 (lg. veg) / $35 (sm. veg)
Week 6: Sat. 2/16 Weeks 7 – 8 $50 (meat) / $45 (lg. veg) / $35 (sm. veg)
Week 8: Sat. 3/16 Weeks 9 – 10 $50 (meat) / $45 (lg. veg) / $35 (sm. veg)

Payment methods

SNAP Share members are welcome to use EBT ACCESS cards or other forms of payment, including debit card, credit card, Philly Food Bucks, personal check, or cash. However, Greensgrow can only issue Philly Food Bucks for payments made using an EBT ACCESS card.

For every $5.00 spent on the SNAP Share using an EBT ACCESS card, Greensgrow will issue one Philly Food Buck coupon, worth $2.00. For the Winter 2018-19 Farm Share we are ensuring that all payments due will be divisible by $5.00 to ensure that SNAP Share members get the greatest amount of Philly Food Bucks possible. Philly Food Bucks can be used to purchase produce at farmer’s markets and at other sites selling local fruits and vegetables, including Greensgrow! Philly Food Bucks can be used to make purchases made at Greensgrow’s Farmstand and Mini Markets as well as to pay for future payments of your SNAP Share!

NOTE: Philly Food Bucks expire at the end of the year in which they were issued.


Share
Type
Cost per
Share
Cost of Monthly
Payment
Total
Cost
Total Return in
Philly Food Bucks*
Net
Cost**
Meat $25.00 $50.00 $250.00 $100.00 $150.00
Large Veg $22.50 $45.00 $225.00 $90.00 $135.00
Small Veg $17.50 $35.00 $175.00 $70.00 $105.00

* = Philly Food Bucks are only available when paying with EBT ACCESS card

** = Cost of Farm Share share if all Philly Food Bucks received are used to pay for future shares


Questions? Contact us at (215) 427-2780 extension 2 or email farmshare@greensgrow.org


Find out more about the Greensgrow Farm Share, Winter options & prices, our pick up locations & schedule.