Thursday, June 17, 2010

Food Stamps now accepted at some local farmers' markets

This is a very good thing.

I just heard on WYPR that the Pimlico, Highlandtown and Waverly Farmers' Markets will start accepting food stamps. I don't know if this will be with every vendor, but it is one important step towards making sure that good produce is accessible to all Baltimoreans, not just those who can afford it.


Anonymous said...

From what I understand, this is handled by a networked ATM at the market that dispenses a form of farmer's market cash (not actual greenbacks) you can withdraw from your WIC account and exchange for food from the merchants.