Food Stamps Accepted At Farmer’s Markets

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If you’re one of the many people who wants to start eating organic, local food but can’t afford it, there may be a solution.  More and more farmer’s markets around the country are starting to accept SNAP benefits (formerly known as food stamps). 

With the economy the way it is, a record number of people are living off of food stamps.  We all know that eating on a budget is tough and it can often lead to poor eating habits, as unhealthy food tends to be the cheapest. It’s a sad state of affairs when a can of franks and beans costs 50 cents, but a small basket of strawberries costs $3.00.

Thankfully, there will now be more options for people using food stamps.  I think anything that makes it easier for people to fresh, healthy, local produce is fantastic, so I fully support this program.

The USDA is also saying that this movement will bring more money to local farms and producers.  This is also a VERY good thing, in my opinion.  Small producers are often overlooked and underpaid in today’s world, so they deserve more business and revenue.

Overall, this plan sounds like an all-around great idea.  You’ve got people eating healthier, smaller producers and farmers making more money, and people in need getting more opportunities.  All good things.  You can read all about the details of this movement here. You can also search for you local farmer’s market here!

If you’ve gone to the farmer’s market (or regular market) recently and your cupboards are overflowing with vegetables, check out these summer vegetable recipes! Or learn how to grow your own vegetable garden with our easy guide!

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  • http://www.heem-marteen.com Nina

    glad they decided to do this.

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