SNAP and SNAP Matching

SNAP Matching at the Lake Oswego Farmers' Market

The federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides low-income households with electronic benefits that they can use to purchase eligible foods at most grocery stores and participating farmers’ markets. In the state of Oregon, these SNAP funds are administered through Oregon Trail Cards. The LO Farmers’ Market accepts Oregon Trail cards. Cardholders may purchase $1 wooden tokens, which may be used in lieu of cash to purchase eligible goods at the Farmers’ Market.

Through generous sponsorship from CottageCare, LOFM offers a weekly match program of up to $20 per SNAP purchase. This increases food access by up to $80 per month.

How it Works:

  1. Go to the Parks & Recreation Merchant Services Booth (located next to the pergola) at the Market.
  2. Swipe your Oregon Trail card for tokens to buy SNAP eligible foods.
  3.  LOFM will match up to $20 a day for eligible foods, thanks to CottageCare!
  4. Shop at the LOFM!

What can I buy with my SNAP dollars?
Fruits, vegetables, breads, meats, fish, poultry, dairy products and seed plants that produce food for the household to eat. Alcohol, hot foods, flowers and nonfood items including artisan goods are not eligible. No change may be given for $1 tokens.

Thank you CottageCare!