Market Tokens

Vision and Debit Cards are accepted at the Kansas Grown Farmers’ Market!

The KGFM is one of several markets in the state to accept the Vision Card. The Vision Card, a debit-like card, is the mechanism for the distribution of Food Stamps and Cash Assistance. Use of the Vision Card requires a processing machine and in the case of farmers’ markets this machine is wireless and utilizes cell phone technology. Debit cards may also be processed on the device.

Shoppers swipe their cards, determine dollar amount needed and enter their PIN. Shoppers are then given Market Tokens, similar to wooden nickels, which may be used to purchase items from any market vendor.

Debit transactions are subject to a $20 minimum and a $1 service fee. The fee supports the transaction and monthly fees associated with the device and the EBT program.

What CAN be purchased with $1 tokens:

  • Baked goods and cereals
  • Fruits, vegetables and nuts
  • Meats, poultry and eggs
  • Dairy products
  • Jam, jellies, salsas, dips, honey and frozen food items
  • Seeds and plants which produce food for the household to eat

What CANNOT be purchased with $1 tokens:

  • Nonfood items
  • Pet foods
  • Soaps
  • Jewelry, candles and fresh flowers
  • Crafts, yard decor, furniture and artwork
  • Household supplies
  • Vitamins and medicines

The following rules apply to the $1 tokens only:

  • No change may be given
  • Sales tax is not charged
  • Purchases must be from the eligible food list above

The following rules apply to the $5 tokens only:

  • Change may be given
  • Sales tax is charged
  • No restrictions on purchases