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Accepting food stamps at market: Good for everyone

publication date: Jun 1, 2008
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Accepting food stamps is a win-win situation for farmers and food stamp recipients.  It increases access to our products for low-income citizens who might not otherwise be able to purchase our goods.  Many low-income communities are “food deserts”, places where fresh fruits and vegetables are simply unavailable.  The lack of healthy food options is often accompanied by a plethora of fast food restaurants and convenience stores that specialize in junk food.  Making farmers markets available to food stamp clients can help ameliorate inequitable access to healthy food.

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