Using Link at the Market


You can use your SNAP benefits to buy from vendors onsite, in our online pre orders market, or both! You must stop at the market booth first to purchase tokens to use for on site shopping or to pay for pre orders. 

  1. Stop at the market booth to swipe your Link card to purchase Link tokens.
  2. Use your tokens to purchase Link approved items from any of our vendors.
  3. Tokens don’t expire, so if you don’t spend them all be sure to bring them back the next time you shop the market!
    Market vendors may only accept Link tokens purchased from the AFM.

Here’s how to place and pay for pre orders using EBT benefits:

  1. Create an account on WhatsGood by downloading the WhatsGood app or creating an account at
  2. Click HERE to register to use your SNAP/EBT benefits to pre order through the online market.
  3. Log into WhatsGood and find the Andersonville Farmers Market! The online market is open from noon Thursday-11pm Monday. Click ‘Start Shopping from this Market’ (You can browse products anytime but can’t purchase outside the store hours).
  4. Add your desired items to your cart and at check out click ‘Pay Later with SNAP’. Note: you must only select ‘Pay Later with SNAP’ at checkout for SNAP eligible products. You must add a credit card or debit card number to your payment methods to pay for non-SNAP eligible items via a separate transaction.
  5. Stop at the market booth to swipe your Link card to purchase Link tokens. Please do this before picking up your items. Use these tokens to pay vendors for your pre ordered purchases.

Our Link Up matching program is continuing and we’re matching even more of your SNAP/Link benefits! You can now receive up to $25 in Link Match per swipe – every time you visit the market booth we’ll match dollar for dollar up to $25 in Link Match. P-EBT benefits can be used at the market too, and are also eligible for matching funds!

We’re proud to be part of the LinkUp IL program which allows Link cardholders to receive Universal Currency to use for fresh produce at ALL participating farmers markets in the state of Illinois. Universal Currency (Link match) may only be used for fresh fruits and vegetables. Matching program will continue as long as funds are available. Currency may only be used to purchase fresh produce. Currency expires December 31, 2021.

The Andersonville Farmers Market has accepted SNAP since 2010, and is proud to be part of the Link Up Illinois matching program, increasing the buying power of customers using Link to purchase fresh, local food.