Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Farmers Market Food Stamps Program
I went to this sweet training last week with Cristina from Wholesome Wave and Dennis, market manager for 61st Street Farmers Market in Chicago. Wholesome Wave is helping us get farmers markets in Miami to accept foodstamps AND to count them double there. As we all know, produce at farmers markets can be a bit pricy. The dollar matching program makes it feasible for many low income families to take advantage of the delicious local produce Miami-Dade has to offer. Dennis's market in Chicago has been incredibly successful, and he was able to tell us in detail how the program looks in action. We are launching our first market in February, so stay tuned for more details!