While farmers markets everywhere are known for the high quality, seasonality and freshness of the food brought by farmers, many people don’t know about the activities at more and more markets to ensure that this tasty food is available to everyone, regardless of income.
The WSFMA is working with farmers markets around the state to help expand farmers’ and markets’ abilities to sell food to low income shoppers using federal food assistance benefits.
With funding from a 2012 USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program grant, Accepted Here! Expanding Use of Federal Food Benefits at Washington State Farmers Markets, we have formalized a longstanding partnership among state agencies, regional nonprofits, local public health groups and farmers markets to prioritize policy and collaborative activities that help farmers markets and low income shoppers connect around healthy, tasty food.
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