Farmers markets make fresh food more accessible for low-income shoppers

It’s that time of year: farmers markets throughout the D.C. area are flush with fresh berries, greens, beans and more. And this summer, all of that produce will be a little more accessible to Maryland residents.

The Maryland Farmers Market Association recently expanded its grant-funded Maryland Money Market program — which provides shoppers with a dollar-for-dollar match for purchases made using federal nutrition benefits at farmers markets — from 21 markets in seven counties, to 35 markets in 13 counties for the 2019 season.

Most of the markets offer up to $5 per day in matching dollars. (If a customer…

Original published: 2019-06-13 05:53:14 Read the full Washington News here


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