Equipment and Payment
Most farmers markets who are authorized to accept SNAP benefits use a centralized point-of-sale (POS) device, which is often located at a market manager's booth or a market information stand.
These markets most often also use some form of market currency, also known as "scrip", to facilitate SNAP transactions.
Learn more about market equipment and types of payment in the following sections.
Obtaining a POS Device
What is a POS device? How much does it cost? How many do I need? How can I get one?Read More »
Using a POS Device
Who can operate a SNAP POS device? Do I need to provide receipts? Does a POS device accept credit, debit, and SNAP EBT cards?Read More »
Market Currency Systems
How does a market currency system let markets reimburse vendors for non-cash transactions?Read More »
What alternatives allow markets to accept SNAP benefits without creating market currencies?Read more »