Anyone approved to receive cash assistance or SNAP (Food Stamps) benefits will be issued an Illinois Link card. The Illinois Link card is a plastic card that looks and works like a debit card. This card is accepted for certain purchases at the Market.
What You Can Buy with LINK
LINK benefits CAN buy foods for you and your household to eat, such as:
- Fruits and vegetables
- Meats & poultry
- Dairy products
- Breads and cereals
LINK may also be used to buy seeds and plants, which produce food for you and your household to eat.
LINK benefits CANNOT buy:
- Beer, wine, liquor
- Any nonfood items such as: pet foods, soaps, paper products and household supplies
- Vitamins and medicines
- Prepared food that will be eaten at the market
- Hot foods
Instructions for Using LINK
1) Go to the Information Booth
2) Use your LINK card to obtain tokens in $1, $5 & $10 amounts
3) Present your tokens to the vendors to purchase food or food producing plants
LINK DOUBLE COUPON PROGRAM!
The Woodstock Farmers Market is pleased to announce it has been awarded funding from Link Up Illinois to start a double coupon program for Link customers at our market. The program is administered by the Experimental Station in Chicago and the funding comes from the United States Department of Agriculture.
SNAP (LINK in Illinois) shoppers can now receive a 1:1 match of Double Coupons for purchases of SNAP-approved produce, essentially doubling their buying power at our market. We will be able to match up to $25 in coupons (once per market) giving LINK card users a boost to their purchasing power when they use their SNAP benefits. Only fruits and vegetables may be purchased with the double value coupons.