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Utah Farmers Market Vendors Now Welcome Food Stamps

 
Posted Thursday, July 10th 2014 @ 10am  by Talk Radio 105.7 FM / 570 AM

NINETEEN UTAH FARMERS MARKETS HAVE ANNOUNCED, THEY WILL NOW ACCEPT FOOD STAMPS... IN A MOVE AIMED AT GETTING HEALTHIER FOOD IN THE HANDS OF LOW-INCOME FAMILIES.

'UTAHNS AGAINST HUNGER' SAYS SEVEN MARKETS ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE PROGRAM FOR THE FIRST TIME... INCLUDING ONES IN ROOSEVELT, MOAB AND TOOELE.

THE ADVOCACY GROUP SAYS IT RECRUITED FIVE -- OF THE NEW PARTICIPANTS -- BY USING A FEDERAL AG DEPARTMENT GRANT.

THE ORGANIZATION SAYS THE PROGRAM HELPS FOOD STAMP RECIPIENTS... WHILE ALSO EXPANDING THE CUSTOMER BASE FOR FARMERS MARKET VENDORS.

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