If you currently receive Food Stamps or SNAP Benefits in Allegheny County, PA, we have good news! Did you know you can double your SNAP EBT dollars by shopping at select farmers’ markets in the County? In this post, we will provide the list of Double EBT Farmers Markets in Allegheny County, PA, and explain how you can get more money to purchase produce, thereby stretching your food stamps dollars further. Best of all, you can take advantage of this offer every time you visit a participating farmers’ market.
Participating farmers’ markets are located throughout the county including in Pittsburgh, Wilkinsburg, Monroeville, Forest Hills, and Bellevue.
Continue reading below for details.
Double Your Food Stamps Benefits at the Farmers Market
Customers who spend their Food Stamps EBT benefits at the farmers’ markets listed below can double their food dollars.
The Food Bucks program helps make farm-fresh, locally grown foods more affordable for SNAP EBT recipients.
Here’s how it works:
The program matches SNAP EBT dollar-for-dollar, up to $15, with tokens that can be redeemed for fruits and vegetables from any participating farmers’ markets.
To take advantage of this offer, simply visit a Fresh Access booth at one of the farmers’ markets below for more information.
Double EBT Farmers Markets in Allegheny County
Below is a list of Pittsburgh area Farmers’ Markets in Allegheny County, PA that accept SNAP EBT, including address, hours, and nearby bus lines.
The farmers’ markets listed below also support the Fresh Access and Food Bucks program.
41 Macek Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15227
Open Alternate Saturdays from June to September (10:00 AM – 2:00 PM)
Nearby Bus Lines: Y49 (includes an 11-minute walk)
34 N. Balph Ave.
Bellevue, PA 15202
Open Wednesdays from June to October (3:00 – 7:00 PM)
Nearby Bus Lines: 13,16
West Penn Hospital open-air parking lot
5050 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Open Saturdays from May to November (9:00 AM – 1:00 PM) and 1st & 3rd Saturdays, December to March (11:00 AM – 2:00 PM)
Nearby Bus Lines: 54, 64, 86, 87
East Main St. between Broadway & Mary
Carnegie, PA 15106
Open Sundays from July to September (12:00 – 3:00 PM)
Nearby Bus Lines: G31
Carrick Dairy District
1529 Brownsville Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15210
Open Wednesday from June to October (3:30 – 6:30 PM)
Nearby Bus Lines: 51, 51L
Market St. & Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Open Thursdays from May to October (10:00 AM – 2:00 PM)
Nearby Bus Lines: multiple bus routes, T
Liberty Green Park
100 Larimer Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Open Mondays from June to October (3:30 – 6:30 PM)
Nearby Bus Lines: 74, 75, 89
4400 Greensburg Pike
Forest Hills, PA 15221
Open Fridays from May to October (4:00 – 7:00 PM)
Nearby Bus Lines: 69, P69, P76
Green Tree Park lower parking lot
905 Greentree Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
Open Thursdays from May to October (4:00 – 7:00 PM)
Nearby Bus Lines: 38
Bay 41 Event Space
115 41 St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Open Tuesdays from May to November (3:00 – 7:00 PM)
Nearby Bus Lines: 91, 93
Monroeville Community Park
2399 Tilbrook Rd.
Monroeville, PA 15146
Open Saturdays from May to November (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
Nearby Bus Lines: Not available
Allegheny Commons East Park
E. Ohio St & Cedar Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Open Fridays from May to November (3:00 – 7:00 PM)
Nearby Bus Lines: 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 15, 17, 54
Behind Murray Ave. business district
Between Beacon St. & Bartlett St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Open Sundays from May to November (9:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
Nearby Bus Lines: 61, 64, 65, 74
2036 Noble St.
Swissvale, PA 15218
Open Saturdays from June to October (9:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
Nearby Bus Lines: 59, 61B, 71, P71
Harold Young Sr. Parklet
739 Penn Ave.
Wilkinsburg, PA 15221
Open Thursdays from June to October (4:00 – 6:00 PM)
Nearby Bus Lines: 67, 69, 71D, 79, 86, P12, P16, P67, P71, P78
FAQs about EBT Benefits Allegheny County
Here are the most frequently asked questions about EBT Benefits in Allegheny County.
How do I Check my PA EBT Card Balance?
There are three ways to check your Pennsylvania ACCESS Card balance.
Option 1 – Via Phone
Call the Pennsylvania EBT recipient hotline at 1-888-EBT-PENN (1-888-328-7366).
Option 2 – Online
- You can check the balance online here.
Option 3 – Using the Last Transaction Receipt.
- You can also check the balance by locating your Last Receipt
What can I buy with my Pennylvans EBT card?
Your Pennsylvania EBT Card can be used to purchase any eligible food items that can be consumed or prepared at home.
Here is the list of eligible items you can buy with your Pennsylvania EBT Card:
- Alcohol Mixers
- Baby Food (for example, infant formula, cereals, juices)
- Baker’s yeast
- Bottled water
- Baked Goods
- Breads and Cereals
- Cakes that are more than 50% edible
- Cooking Ingredients
- Corn Husks
- Dairy Products
- Deli food (for example, cold sandwiches, subs, sushi, salads)
- Energy Drinks with a Nutrition Label
- Frozen foods (for example, Entrees, Frozen Dinners, frozen vegetables, and fruits)
- Fruits and Vegetables
- Gift baskets (if the value of food item is at least 50% of the total price)
- Ice (such as, cubed, bagged, or blocked)
- Ice Cream
- Lunch Meat
- Meats, Fish, Seafood, and Poultry
- Non-Alcoholic Beverages
- Nutrition and Dietary Supplements
- Organic foods
- Rotisserie Chicken (If it is in a cold display case)
- Slimfast, Muscle Milk, Ensure
- Soft Drinks (Soda)
- Sushi (deli packaged sushi to go)
- Uncooked Pizza
- Vegan foods
- Vegetable Plants
Please note, this is not an exhaustive list. However, we made sure to include our most frequently searched items by our readers.
Can Students get Pennsylvania Food Stamps?
Generally, Pennsylvania college students are not eligible for SNAP.
However, there are exceptions to this rule, including for PA Community College students (see below).
Students may be eligible for Pennsylvania SNAP if they are:
- Working 20 hours a week or more;
- Receiving federal or state work-study;
- Caring for a child under age 6;
- Caring for a child under age 12 if the student is a single parent in college full time;
- “unfit for work” (that is, have a medical barrier to employment);
- Under age 18 or over age 50; or
- Enrolled less than half time.
For a detailed list of all student exceptions, refer to Chapter 514.2 of the PA DHS SNAP Manual online here.
You can also contact the Allegheny County Assistance Office near you for help.
Double EBT Farmers Markets in Allegheny County Summary
We hope you found this guide on Double EBT Farmers Markets in Allegheny County helpful!
If you have any additional questions about how to get food stamps in Allegheny County or Pennsylvania SNAP EBT benefits, please let us know in the comments section below.
If the meantime, check out our other articles on Pennsylvania Food Stamps:
- Can you get Food Stamps in Pennsylvania without a job?
- How long will SNAP Increase last in Pennsylvania?
- PA EBT Card Discounts & Freebies
- Pennsylvania EBT Card Guide
- Pennsylvania Food Stamps FAQs
- Food Stamps Benefits in Montgomery County, PA