Saturday, July 11, 2009

Food Stamps Can Now Be Used At Farmers' Markets

Families who receive foods stamps can now use them to buy fresh produce at many farmers markets throughout the state under a new program launched Thursday by the state. The goal is to provide healthier food choices for lower-income residents. "This collaboration between state agencies will allow for food stamp purchases at community farmers markets, bringing just-picked Jersey Fresh produce right to where people live," Gov. Jon Corzine said at a Trenton press conference. Read full article from NJnewsroom here.

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