For questions about HIP please use these resources:

Questions? Please call Project Bread, 1-800-645-8333. Hotline is available in multiple languages Monday- Friday 8 AM-7PM and Saturday 10AM-2PM.

For more information please visit the HIP WEBSITE or the MASS GROWN WEBSITE


We accept SNAP/EBT at the Brookline Farmers’ Market!

There are TWO ways to use your SNAP/EBT cards at the Brookline Farmers’ Market:

#1 - Pay DIRECTLY at these 5 farms with your card and get HIP: Dick’s Market Garden - Stillman’s Farm - Kimball Fruit Farm - Myco Terra – Nicewicz Farm

You DO NOT need to get wooden tokens at the Market Info Booth first to do this.

Using your SNAP/EBT card directly at these farms means you will make use of the HIP Program when you shop. The ONLY way to use HIP is to shop directly at these 5 farms.

  1. If you have a SNAP/EBT card you are alread yenrolled.Use your SNAP dollars to buy farm-fresh fruits & vegetables directly at these farms.

  2. An equal amount of money (up to your monthly limit of $40 for 1-2people,$60 for 3-5 people, or $80 for 6+ people) will be added back to your EBT card.

You can then spend your earned HIP benefits anywhere that accepts SNAP.

#2 - Get wooden tokens at the Market Info Booth

If you wish to use your SNAP/EBT card to shop at any other stands at the market (for instance for meat, or cheese, or honey, or fish) then you will come to the Market Info Booth to have us charge your card and give you wooden tokens which allow you to shop at all other food stands.

Please be aware that when spending the wooden tokens you will NOT receive HIP benefits (even if you are buying fruits or vegetables). You WILL receive our $10.00 per week SNAP MATCH to double your dollars! This Match is privately funded by the Brookline Farmers’ Market.

We CANNOT refund your card if you do not use all of your wooden tokens. You can however use them any week you want, all the way through the end of the market season.

HIP is run by the DTA (Department of Transitional Assistance). Our SNAP MATCH is run by the Brookline Farmers’ Market. Please note that to get your HIP benefits you must use your EBT card DIRECTLY at the 5 participating farms. These are two separate programs.

Please note - Our Info Booth staff and the HIP participating farms CANNOT assist you with questions you have about your SNAP /EBT card balances, forgotten PIN #s, or other problems. For any problems with your cards you need to directly call the Department of Transitional Assistance at 1-877-382-2363.