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


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

We are proud to accept SNAP (also formerly know as food stamps) at our Farmers' Market.

SNAP customers also will receive a dollar-for-dollar match, up to $10 per market. This allows customers to purchase up to $20 worth of healthy, fresh, and locally sourced food for only $10. The program provides families, seniors and individuals in need of food assistance the ability to purchase healthy and local food, and in turn helps our local farmers and food vendors.

Want to help us fund our SNAP Match program?  Our match program is funded entirely by private donations. Every dollar helps, if you would like to see our SNAP Match program continue please donate HERE! 

Thank you to the friends and family of the Brookline community who have already graciously donated to the SNAP program. The BFM is proud to be part of such a generous and caring community.



To use your SNAP / EBT card to shop at the market you will need to come to the Market Info Booth to have us charge your card. In return we provide you with wooden tokens which allow you to shop at all food stands.  Each token is worth $2.00.

You can also receive our $10.00 per week SNAP MATCH to double your dollars!  This Match is privately funded by the Brookline Farmers’ Market. This match is in addition to the HIP program incentives.

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 - 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