Foodwise offers many services to make your farmers market experience more accessible, easy, and enjoyable. Learn more about our customer services, EBT, and more.
Got questions? Our friendly staff and volunteers are happy to assist you. Visit the Foodwise Info Booth for help locating vendors, parking validation, events calendars, and the additional services listed below.
CalFresh/SNAP/EBT, Market Match, and WIC
Our farmers markets accept CalFresh (EBT/SNAP/food stamps). During market hours, customers can use their EBT card at the Info Booth to receive market coins to spend on products in the farmers market. EBT shoppers can double their food dollars (up to $10 per market day) through our Market Match program, which offers free market coins redeemable only for fruits and vegetables.
WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) and Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers must be redeemed directly at participating sellers’ stalls.
Learn more about food access at Foodwise farmers markets.
Credit Cards and Contactless Payments
Most of our farmers market sellers take credit cards and contactless payments (such as Apple Pay). Look for “We Take Credit Cards” signs at their stalls, or just ask them!
You can also use your credit card or contactless payment at the Foodwise Info Booth to purchase wooden market coins, which can be redeemed at any farmers market stall. Note: Market coin purchases with Square at the Info Booth will be assessed a service fee.
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: ATM machines are located inside the Ferry Building on the north side and south side.
Mission Community Market: Find Wells Fargo and US Bank ATMs at the intersection of 22nd and Mission, and a Chase ATM at 21st and Mission.
Want to take out cash, but don’t want to wait at the ATM? You can also use your credit card or contactless payment at the Info Booth to purchase wooden market coins, which can be redeemed at any farmers market stall. Note: Market coin purchases with Square at the Info Booth will be assessed a service fee.
eGift Cards and Market Coins
Give the gift of fresh, local food. Our farmers market eGift Cards make the perfect gift for any occasion. Learn more about purchasing and redeeming eGift Cards, and using market coins in the farmers market. Learn more.
Bags weighing your down? Leave your purchases at our free Veggie Valet, and come back later or pick them up curbside. On Saturday, the Veggie Valet can be found curbside, south of the clocktower (8 am to 1 pm). On Tuesday and Thursday, the Veggie Valet service is offered through the Info Booth (10 am to 2 pm).
Seasonal Shopper Rewards Program
Are you a frequent farmers market shopper? We want to thank you! Visit the Info Booth to pick up your Seasonal Shopper Rewards Card. Earn rewards and win prizes! Learn more.
Farmers Market Merch and Tote Bags
The Foodwise Info Booth sells farmers market tote bags and other items. See a list here.
Public Education Programs
Our farmers markets are farmers markets that educate! At the Foodwise Classroom, we offer free cooking demos, seasonal celebrations, and more. Learn more about our education programs or visit the Info Booth to pick up a calendar of events.
Laminated signs posted at each seller’s tent educate shoppers about the seller and their farming or production practices. Learn more about our sellers.
We encourage classes and groups to visit our farmers markets. At this time we do not offer tours, but we are sometimes able to accommodate requests for a brief introduction to the market by a staff member. Learn more.
Chef Shopping Program
Chefs are an important part of our farmers market community. Through our Market to Chef program, we support chefs who shop at the market for their business by offering curbside parking (requires an annual registration) and shopping carts for large purchases. View a list of restaurants that shop with us.