The patron brings their LINK card to the City tent, located at the northwest entrance to the Market.
The card is swiped for the desired amount at the City's wireless terminal.
Upon approval, the patron receives the desired amount in Market Scratch - wooden tokens for LINK purchases. LINK tokens are worth $1.00 each.
Patron goes into the Market and spends their Market Scratch at vendor booths selling LINK-eligible foods within the main Market space.
Does every vendor accept LINK and WIC farmers market nutrition program vouchers?
Only vendors selling LINK-eligible foods will accept LINK Market Scratch. WIC farmers market nutrition program vouchers may only be redeemed at produce stands displaying the Illinois WIC voucher. For a complete listing of LINK and WIC eligible vendors visit the information tent in the northwest corner of the Market.
Does it cost anything to use LINK ?
There is no charge whatsoever for LINK transactions.
Do I get change back for my LINK tokens or WIC farmers market nutrition program vouchers?
Change cannot be given for LINK tokens, so the purchase is rounded up or down as appropriate by the vendor.
What happens if I don't spend all my LINK tokens or WIC farmers market nutrition program vouchers? Can I use it the following week?
Market tokens can be used week-to-week and season-to-season. WIC farmers market nutrition program vouchers have specific time frames in which they may be used. The dates are listed on each voucher. If you have any questions please ask Market Staff at the information tent located in the northwest corner of the Market.