ALTERNATIVES TO CASH
While all vendors accept cash and some accept credit cards, there are other ways to pay at the Market.
MARKET BUCKS (SUSPENDED FOR THE WINTER SEASON)
More and more shoppers are using Market Bucks, coins made solely for use at the Pleasantville Farmers Market. Simply swipe your credit card at the Manager’s Tent and select the amount of Market Bucks you want. For a minimal processing fee, you’ll get very attractive coins that you can use just like cash at any vendor at the Market. And you’ll receive change in regular currency. It’s convenient and easy, and it saves you a trip to the ATM!
THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The Pleasantville Farmers Market accepts SNAP/EBT benefits. Recipients can receive SNAP coins that can be used for eligible purchases in the Market.
Simply bring your SNAP card to the Manager’s Tent and ask for a certain dollar amount. We will swipe your card, exchange it for SNAP Market coins in $1 or $5 denominations. And you will receive a 40% bonus, generously made possible by the Pleasantville Lions Club, to help your dollars go further. You can redeem your SNAP coins at any Market vendor where you see the SNAP sign stating “Food Stamp (EBT) Tokens Accepted Here.” While vendors cannot give change for SNAP coins, they will either add additional product to bring the sale to an even dollar amount, or you can add your own cash to make up the difference.
You may keep leftover coins and use them next time you shop at the Pleasantville Farmers Market, or you may exchange them for a refund back onto your Food Stamp (EBT) Card. Please note for every $5 returned onto your EBT Card, you must also return the $2 (40%) bonus.
NOTE: SNAP is currently not accepted through our preorder system, however, Snap+ 40 is available in our walk-up market. We are working with our partners to develop an alternative system for preorders.