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Double Dollars

The Double Dollars program provides a dollar-for-dollar match up to $25 every market day for anybody who shops at a participating farmers’ market using an EBT card. The extra money spent by shoppers goes straight into the pockets of the vendors who get reimbursed for the full value of every Double dollar they redeem. With Double Dollars, shoppers win, vendors win, farmers’ markets win, and our community wins!

You can withdraw as much as you would like for that market day. However, you can only receive up to $25 in Double Dollars per market day. Volunteers can run a balance inquiry on your account when they swipe your card.

Eligible products include:

  • Breads and cereals
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Meats, fish, and poultry
  • Dairy products
  • Plants and seeds that grow food

Market currency cannot be spent on:

  • Flowers or non-food producing plants
  • Pet food and products
  • Non-food items like toiletries, paper products, household supplies, and cosmetics
  • Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products
  • Vitamins and medicine
  • Prepared foods (for example, anything sold by a food cart)

For the 2017 season, Double Dollars are available at participating farmers’ markets from June 2nd to December 19th. Double Dollars are also available at Willy Street Co-op locations from October 24th, 2017 through March 2018.

Bring your Quest EBT card with you to the information booth at a participating farmers’ market. The market staff or volunteers will swipe your card and provide you with the market money and Double Dollars. You will receive one market dollar and one Double Dollar for every dollar you withdraw.

Your market dollars never expire, so you can use them the next time you shop at that market. Your Double Dollars will expire in December of 2017 or when funds run out, so you can also use them your next time at the market, as long as it is before December. You can also return money to your SNAP benefits account by stopping at the EBT booth as you leave the market. You will need to return one market dollar and one Double Dollar for every dollar put back into your SNAP benefits account.

There is no minimum, but you must withdraw in increments of $1.

No, anyone can participate in the program who has an EBT card.

On Double Dollars Tuesdays, any shopper using a FoodShare/QUEST card to purchase groceries will be eligible to receive up to $20 worth of Double Dollars coupons to use during future shopping trips. Double Dollars coupons are designed to help with fresh fruit and vegetable purchases, and so any item in the produce department can be purchased using a Double Dollars coupon. 

Double Dollars will end for the season on December 19th, 2017. Check out the winter markets to spend your remaining dollars!

Winter Markets

Dane County Farmers' Market

Saturdays, 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM
November 18, December 2-16
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive

Eastside Farmers' Market

Tuesdays, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
November 7 – December 19
Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center, 953 Jenifer Street

Northside Farmers' Market

Sundays, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
October 29 – December 17
Warner Park Community Recreation Center, 1625 Northport Drive

Summer Markets

Dane County Farmer's Market

Wednesdays 10:30am-1:00pm
April 19th-Nov. 8th
210 Martin Luther King Blvd. 

Saturdays 7:00am-1:00pm
April 15th-Nov. 11th  
Capitol Square

Westside Community Market

Saturdays 7:00am-1:00pm
April 15-Nov. 4th  
University Row & University Ave., behind UW Health-Digestive Health Center 

Northside Farmers' Market

Sundays 8:30am-12:30pm
May 7-Oct. 22nd  
Northport Town Center-1857 Northport Dr.

Monona Farmers' Market

Sundays 9:00am-1:00pm
May 7th-Oct. 29th  
Ahuska Park-400 E. Broadway, Monona, WI

Eastside Farmers' Market

Tuesdays 4:00-7:00pm
April 18-Oct. 31  
Central Park-202 S. Ingersoll St.

El Mercadito de Centro

Sundays 9:00am-1:00pm
June 4-Sept. 24   
Centro Hispano-810 W. Badger Rd. 

Monroe Street Farmers' Market

Sundays 9:00am-1:00pm
May 7-Oct. 29  
Edgewood High School-2219 Monroe St. 

  • Testimonials

    “I love to support farmers and love fresh organic produce. Allowed me to purchase more of these. It’s an extraordinary help.”  

  • “Double Dollars has allowed my family to eat healthy & fresh organic produce over the summer months. Raising a small child we feel that such a diet is indispensable and we simply would not be able to provide it without the program.”  

  • “It gives us the opportunity to stretch our dollars while eating healthier and giving back to the community. It is by far one of the most beneficial and worthwhile programs available to our family and many others.”

Contact Us

For more information, contact: Erica Anderson, Food Security Specialist
ericaa@cacscw.org or (608) 246-4730 ext. 208

Apply for SNAP at https://access.wisconsin.gov 

FoodShare Application Assistance: (877)-366-3635 or GetAQuestCard.org 

The Double Dollars program is sponsored by the City of Madison and the County of Dane and administered by Community Action Coalition For South Central Wisconsin, Inc. Many thanks to our sponsors and partners: