Harvest Market – Payment Options


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Link and Credit Cards

The market accepts EBT/Link cards and also major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, and Discover). Link cards (formerly called Food Stamps) are available to Illinois residents in need.  To see if you and your family apply click here.

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Courtesy of BMO Harris Bank you can use your Link card at the Harvest Market to be matched up to $20.00 in additional BMO Harris tokens per week! So if you swipe your Link card to take out $20.00 you will get an ADDITIONAL $20.00 to shop with for the total of $40.00.  Click Link_Flyer to view more information and pass out to your friends, church, or others, or for Spanish click on Link_Flyer_Espanol.

The Harvest Market will sell wooden tokens to customers using a point of sale (POS) machine located at the Harvest Market Information tent.  Three different types of tokens will be sold and have different redemption requirements.


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  • LINK tokens will be GREEN and have the values $1.00 or $5.00 marked on each coin.
  • GREEN LINK tokens can only be used to purchase fruit, vegetables, meats, fish, spices, poultry, dairy products, cold concessions, seeds and plants intended for growing food.
  • LINK tokens MAY NOT be used to purchase non-food items, or hot foods.

 NO CHANGE can be provided for LINK tokens.

  • CREDIT CARD tokens will be PURPLE and have the values $1.00 or $5.00 marked on each coin.
  • PURPLE tokens can be used to purchase any items at the market, including arts/crafts, other non-food items, flowers and non-food plants, and foods intended for consumption at the market.


For a detailed flowchart of how the tokens work click on the following: Elgin Market Chart

For questions call the Downtown Neighborhood Association at 847.488.1456 and talk to Sue Shipyor or Kelly Cunningham or email elginharvestmarket@gmail.com.