Retail Partners

Become a Fresh Bucks Retail Partner 

The Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment (OSE) is seeking applications from retailers interested in accepting Fresh Bucks. Fresh Bucks vouchers are currently accepted at more than 20 participating retailers in Seattle, including farmers markets, farm stands, neighborhood grocers, and all Seattle Safeway stores.

In 2021, OSE will invite up to three supermarkets/large grocery stores and up to eight small food retailers to join the Fresh Bucks retailer network. The goal of this retailer expansion is to increase Fresh Bucks customer access to high-quality and culturally specific produce. 

Become a Fresh Bucks Retailer

Application Process

We welcome applications from retailers of all sizes--supermarkets, medium and small grocery stores, markets, and farm stands. Retailer applications will be reviewed for location in priority neighborhoods and culturally relevant produce selection, among other factors. 

There are two different application processes:

  • Interest forms for Small Food Retailers are due Friday, May 14, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. PST
    • Information sessions will be held on April 8 and April 29. Registration in dropdown below. 
  • Applications for Supermarkets and Large Grocers are due Wednesday, April 28, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. PST. 
    • Information session will be held on April 14. Registration in dropdown below.    

Click on the headings below for details, including how to apply, eligibility and selection criteria, materials in multiple languages, and dates for information sessions.

If you have questions or need assistance, please email FreshBucksRetail@seattle.gov or call (206) 256-5501

Application Materials

Below are the links and documents you will need to understand Small Food Retailer eligibility and submit an Interest Form.  Interest Forms are due by Friday, May 14, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

  • Guidelines - includes eligibility requirements, program overview, and scoring criteria. 
  • Interest Form (online form) - Due by May 14, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PST
  • Information Sessions:
    • Register here for one of two virtual information sessions listed below. 
    • Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Please register by April 5, 2021 if you need language or other accommodations.  
    • Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Please register by April 22, 2021 if you need language or other accommodations.  

Below are the links and documents you will need to apply. Applications are due by Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PST

  • Guidelines - includes eligibility requirements, program overview, and scoring criteria. 

  • Application (online form) - The application includes an online form, narrative question response document, and produce list that can be uploaded to the form. Everything must be submitted online by Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PST.  
    • Click here to download a PDF of the application materials for review. They include the narrative response questions and the preferred format for the produce list. This PDF is for reference only. All applications must be submitted online through the link above.
  • Information Session
    • Register here for a virtual information session on Wednesday, April 14 at 1:00 p.m. Please register by April 8, 2021 if you need accommodations.