2021 Double Up Food Bucks Farm Stand Application


Iowa Healthiest State Initiative is now inviting Iowa Farm Stands to apply for the Double Up Food Bucks program. Applications are being collected by the Iowa Healthiest State Initiative (HSI) which facilitates the Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) program throughout the state.

Questions? Please contact Aryn McLaren, Iowa Healthiest State, aryn@iowahealthieststate.com, 515-650-6854 

Double Up Food Bucks allows SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) customers to match purchases of fresh produce made with their EBT card (up to $10 per day) with Double Up Food Bucks which can be spent on additional fresh fruits and vegetables.

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Iowa 2021 Double Up Food Bucks Farm Stand Application

To qualify, produce vendors must: 

  1. Be able to accept SNAP benefits at the farm stand (minimum of one season of experience is preferred, but not required)
  2. Have a SNAP permit number from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)
  3. Demonstrate sufficient organizational capacity to handle the associated accounting and reporting

DUFB Participation - How it Works

If selected, Iowa Healthiest State will provide:

  • All necessary program materials for implementation at your farm stand (DUFB script and vinyl signs)
  • Required in-person and/or webinar format trainings
  • Templates and tools for record-keeping and required program reporting to HSI
  • An operations manual and technical assistance throughout the season
  • Funds to help support the DUFB match at your market for the program season

Healthiest State Initiative expects that your farmers stand will:

  • Attend required training session
  • Offer and distribute DUFB to SNAP customers at the point of sale during the DUFB program season
  • Provide HSI with third-party verification of SNAP sales at the farmers market during the program season
  • Promote DUFB and SNAP program at your farm stand and in the local community
  • Complete all DUFB reporting requirements (online)
  • Participate in all program evaluation methods
  • Ensure adequate capacity to operate the program and cover any associated administrative costs

Vendor Information

Farmers Stand Information

SNAP Operations

Please complete the following questions for the vendor that is responsible for SNAP EBT card acceptance at the farm stand:

Community Partners and Funding

    • Double Up Food Bucks

      The Double Up Food Bucks Incentive Program makes it easier for low-income Iowans to eat fresh fruits and vegetables while supporting family farmers and growing local economies.

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    • Get Involved!

      Are you interested in becoming a Double Up Food Bucks volunteer or helping spread the word in your community?

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    • How it Works

      How Double Up Food Bucks works in both a farmers market and grocery store setting.

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