Buy More Fresh, Local, Food with CalFresh

The CalFresh Program provides financial assistance to low-wage earners to buy fresh food, seeds, and starts!  Many local farmers’ markets accept CalFresh and offer a Matching Program which can double the value when purchasing fruits or vegetables.  The maximum benefit for a family of four is approximately $640 per month. Learn more about this program and the latest benefits updates for COVID, wildfires, and by visiting Nevada County Social Services.

In the 2022 season, you can shop at the following markets in Nevada County and get ‘Farmers Market Match’, which means you get $1 extra to spend on local food for each CalFresh dollar you spend, up to $10. To learn more about Market Match, please visit

The Market at Grass Valley

Pine Creek Shopping Center
– Tuesdays May 3rd through November 19th (8:00am – 1:00pm) – near Jamba Juice!
– Saturdays April 23 through November 19th (8:00am – 12:30pm) – near JC Penney!

Nevada City Farmer’s Market

Union Street in downtown Nevada City
Saturdays June 4th through November 19th (8:30am – 1:00pm)

Local Farms Accepting EBT

You can also use EBT credit towards a CSA box at Mountain Bounty Farm and Starbright Acres Family Farm.

Looking for more resources for food assistance?

Check out this resource page created by Nevada County 211.

Ready to apply for CalFresh or see if you qualify?