In addition to cash, check, and credit/debit cards, Houlton Community Market participates is a number of programs to help you stretch your food budget and provide your family with healthy, locally-grown food.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the largest federal nutrition assistance program. SNAP provides benefits to eligible low-income individuals and families via an Electronic Benefits Transfer card. This card can be used like a debit card to purchase eligible food in authorized retail food stores.
Maine Harvest Bucks
The process is simple: for every two SNAP/EBT dollars a customer spends, they get one Maine Harvest Buck that they can use to really help stretch their food budget.
WIC farmers’ market checks can be used to purchase produce from participating farmers. WIC farmers’ market checks (also called WIC FMNP) are distributed to eligible participants at their local WIC offices and may be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables.
Please visit the Market’s Information Booth each Saturday to find out more about these programs, or contact us for more information regarding these great programs.