Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Thanks, New York, on behalf of farmers, low-income consumers

Thanks, New York, on behalf of farmers, low-income consumers

This farmers market season has been one of uncertainty for both markets and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) beneficiaries in Maryland and across the nation. In the beginning of July, the vendor whose software is used by many markets to accept SNAP benefits electronically announced it would no longer provide this service as of July 31. Fortunately, the state of New York and the Farmers Market Federation of New York stepped in to ensure that SNAP benefits will continue to be accepted at farmers markets nationwide (“Maryland farmers markets will...

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