Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find questions that we have often received from our GSGFN partner retailers, if you have any questions that you do no see here please reach out to Aidan at aidan@city-green.org for assistance!

Frequently asked questions

What items are eligible for Good Food Bucks Redemptions?


Any locally produced fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs are eligible to for Good Food Buck redemptions. "Local" is defined as produced within 300 miles of the point of sale. Prepared or processed foods of any kind, animal products, dried herbs, or teas are not available for Good Food Buck redemptions. See a full list of SNAP and Good Food Buck eligible items here.




Should I implement a daily cap at my market/farm stand?


If your market is worried about running out of incentive funding, you may want to consider a market cap, which could be $5, $10, $20, or a different amount that will best fit your situation. A cap is best utilized when you have lots of SNAP customers who want to utilize the Good Food Bucks Nutrition Incentives. Putting a cap in place ensures that more SNAP customers have access to the program for longer, allowing them to access the Good Food Bucks throughout the market season. If you are a small market or farm stand with few SNAP customers, however, you may not want to implement a cap so that you ensure that you can use all of the Good Food Buck funding allocated to your market or farm stand.




Can I receive additional funds beyond my intial award from GSGFN?


Yes! You are able to apply for additional funding by filling out the Supplemental Funding Request Form on the toolkits page of the Members Home Page. While we are limited to the funding that we have available, but we will do our best to extend your funding if it is clear that you are redeeming more Good Food Bucks than your funding can keep pace with. If we are unable to extend your funding, or if our additional funding is still too little to continue at your current pace, you may need to consider a market cap.




How do I request my second round of funding?


If you are a market or farm stand that received your grant award broken into 2 allotments you should apply for the second allotment when you have redeemed 80% of your initial grant award. If, for example, you are a market that receives $500 twice per season, you should fill out the Supplmental Funding Request Form in the toolkits section of the Members Home Page once you have exceeded about $400 in redemptions. This will give us enough time to allocate you your second round of funding.




How much of our GSGFN funding can we use on promotions/outreach/marketing and collateral?


You can use 10% of your grant funding on marketing, outreach, currency, or collateral. All collateral for GSGFN and the Good Food Bucks program is available from GSGFN, but you may also create your own marketing material. We provide initial collateral in the Marketing Collateral Order Form, which includes up to 5 11" x 17" posters, 50 rack card flyers, 3 buttons, 25 standard letter-size flyers, either 1 2.5' x 6' Vinyl Banner or 1 Plastic A-Frame 24.5" x 37.25" Sandwich Board, 1 12" x 21" Retractable Standing Tabletop Display Banner, and 100 standard printed Linen Paper Currency. Any collateral beyond what is offered must be purchased using your GSGFN grant awards. Any items related to currency (including plastic holders for tokens), marketing or advertisements, outreach, or collateral is eligible for purchase using grant awards, but you must keep receipts of any items and submit them to Aidan at aidan@city-green.org.