- Associated Press - Friday, April 10, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is assisting Virginia farmers’ markets to increase sales to food stamp recipients.

A $3.7 million grant award through the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive program is going to Wholesome Wave Foundation Charitable Ventures Inc.

Wholesome Wave will partner with the following 11 Virginia markets and groups to increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables by recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program:

- Appalachian Sustainable Development, Abingdon

- Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture, Alexandria

- Arlington Courthouse Farmers’ Market

- Blacksburg Farmers’ Market

- Fairfax County Farmers’ Markets

- Four Mile Run Farmers’ Market, Alexandria

- Fresh Farm Markets, Northern Virginia

- LEAP for Local Food, Roanoke

- Old Town Farmers’ Market, Alexandria

- The Farmers’ Market.co, Spotsylvania

- Williamsburg Farmers’ Market

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