Monthly Archives: March 2012

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Redemptions at Farmers Markets Exceed $11 Million in 2011

“By welcoming SNAP benefits, farmers markets provide access to fruits and vegetables and other healthy foods which may not otherwise be easily available,” said Kevin Concannon, Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services. “It is a win-win for both farmers and SNAP recipients.”

“The number of SNAP recipients is at a historic high. Enhancing the ability of SNAP recipients to purchase fresh produce at farmers markets and farm stands can help market vendors realize substantial increases in revenue and increase access to fresh, healthful food to more American households.”

Sources:
http://farmersmarketcoalition.org/snap-redemptions-at-farmers-markets-exceed-11m-in-2011
http://www.fns.usda.gov/cga/pressreleases/2010/0346.htm

A Healthy Appetite

“The interesting thing I learned is that if you’re really concerned about your health, the best decisions for your health turn out to be the best decisions for the farmer and the best decisions for the environment – and there is no contradiction there.” –Michael Pollan

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