In an effort to expand their customer base and provide fresh and affordable food to low-income families, some Bay State farmers markets are accepting the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.
Previously known as food stamps, SNAP is a federally-funded program that offers nutritional assistance to millions of low-income families. The U.S. Department of Agriculture budgeted $82 million for the program in fiscal year 2013.
According to MassGrown, which is overseen by the state Department of Agriculture and provides information on farm products and activities, 80 farmers markets in Massachusetts now accept SNAP benefits, including Ashland, Framingham and Hopkinton.
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