Farmers Markets

Fairfax County, Virginia


TTY 711

4603 Green Spring Road
Alexandria , Virginia

Pamela Smith,
Community Horticulture Supervisor

SNAP at Fairfax County Farmers Markets

SNAP logo
It is easy to DOUBLE your EBT value at Fairfax County Farmers Markets. We will match your SNAP value up to $20 so you can purchase more fruits and veggies for less!

Where to find SNAP Matching:

McCutcheon/Mount Vernon
Wednesday Mornings

April 21 - December 22
8 a.m. - Noon
Sherwood Library,
2501 Sherwood Hall Lane

Thursday Mornings

May 6 - November 4
8 a.m. - Noon 
Mason District Park,
6621 Columbia Pike

Saturday Mornings

May 1 - December 4
8 a.m. - Noon
Lake Anne Village Center,
1609-A Washington Plaza
Parking Information

Sunday Mornings

May 2 - November 21
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
VRE parking lot,
8990 Lorton Station Blvd.

How to use SNAP at Markets

  1. SWIPE: Bring your EBT card to the SNAP information table at the Mt. Vernon, Annandale, Reston or Lorton farmers markets. Choose the amount you would like to charge to your card, and staff will help you swipe your card and enter your pin.
  2. DOUBLE: You will receive tokens worth DOUBLE the value charged to your EBT card. For example, if you charge your card for $10 you will receive $20 total in tokens.
  3. SHOP: Use your tokens like cash. Vendors can not give change for tokens, so work with vendors to make whole-dollar-amount purchases. If you do not spend all of your tokens, hang on to them and bring them back next week - they do not expire. *You must use your tokens at the location they were purchased.*

What can I buy with my SNAP tokens?

  • SNAP tokens can be used to purchase SNAP-eligible items such as fruits, vegetables, herbs, mushrooms, vegetable starts and breads.
  • The "Match" tokens can only be used to purchase fruits and vegetables.

Snap Eligible Items: fruits, vegetables, herbs, mushrooms, vegetable starts

SNAP Doubling at Fairfax County Farmers Markets is possible thanks to funding from Virginia Fresh Match and community partners Arcadia, Britepaths and Cornerstones.

Virginia Fresh Match Arcadia Britepaths Cornerstones

“We're able to grow our own herbs with plants purchased through SNAP at the Lorton Farmers Market. The vendors there have lots of helpful information about plant care and healthy eating. We look forward to regular visits with them to buy our fruits and vegetables.” – Anonymous SNAP customer
Fairfax Virtual Assistant