SNAP/EBT Membership

New Roots accepts SNAP/EBT for CSA payments! Traditionally, CSA members pay up front at the beginning of the season for their shares. As a SNAP/EBT member, you are still making a promise to purchase a portion of the farmers' harvest for the entire season, but you pay weekly for your share at the time of pick-up. SNAP/EBT members end up paying half the price for a full or half share due to the Double Up Food Bucks program, which matches dollar-for-dollar any SNAP/EBT funds that are spent on fruits and vegetables, up to $30 per day!

20 Weekly Farm Box Deliveries

June 16 to October 27, 2021

Full Share (feeds 3-4) | $700 total, $350 in SNAP/EBT funds

$17.50 per week in SNAP/EBT payments

$17.50 per week in FREE Double Up bucks

Half Share (feeds 1-2)| $400 total, $200 in SNAP/EBT funds

$10.00 per week in SNAP/EBT payments

$10.00 per week in FREE Double Up bucks

Am I eligible?

In order to be eligible to participate as a SNAP/EBT customer, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You currently receive SNAP/EBT benefits and have an Utah Horizon card.

  • You agree to pay for your share using debit/credit card or cash if SNAP/EBT funds aren’t available.

  • You can commit to purchasing a share for the full 20 week season, with some allowed absences (see 'Absences & Missed Pick-Ups').

  • You have reliable transportation to the pick-up sites, and the pick-up window works with your schedule. Members can only claim their shares between 4:00 and 6:00pm on Wednesdays at the following locations:

            • IRC Market: 221 South 400 West, Salt Lake City, Utah 84110

            • Central Park Market: 2797 S 200 E, South Salt Lake, Utah 84115

We strive to make the CSA as inclusive as possible - if you are eager to participate but require special accommodation, please reach out and we can discuss options! Contact New Roots staff Elise at elise.watt@rescue.org.

Absences & Missed Pick-ups

SNAP/EBT CSA members are allowed 2 planned absences and 2 unplanned absences before facing penalty. For planned absences, notify your pick-up site leader or other New Roots staff at least one week in advance. You can also plan to have someone else pay for and pick up your share for you if you will be out of town or otherwise unable to retrieve your share that day. If you forget to pick up your share, fail to claim your share during the designated pick-up window, or have an unplanned absence, we will donate your share to a family in need. We will stop harvesting and packing a share for you after you have used all of your allowable absences and your CSA membership will be suspended until further discussion.

How Do I Sign Up?

Customers interested in using SNAP/EBT funds to purchase a share can sign-up using the form on the Sign-Up page! Please pay special attention to the following fields:

  • For pick-up location, please select IRC Market OR Central Park Market.

  • When asked how you will be paying, please select the SNAP/EBT option.

  • Please provide the date each month that your SNAP/EBT funds become available in the appropriate field in the 'Payment' section. We collect this information so that we can provide a payment plan that is specific to your needs.

  • If you are interested in an egg share, payment has to be made by check or debit/credit card on our square site. We will have eggs available for purchase at your pick-up location if you would like to wait and use SNAP/EBT funds.