- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The local foods movement is becoming more accessible to the community thanks to a farmers market accepting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, formerly known as food stamps.

The Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market at the Horse Farm now has several vendors who have agreed to accept payments through a new token system at the market. The Advertiser reports (https://bit.ly/1LP7394 ) customers with an electronic benefit transfer card can visit the market’s welcome tent to receive tokens in exchange for a debit amount of his or her choice.

Cardholders can then spend tokens as currency for eligible items, such as breads, cereals, fruits, vegetable, meats, poultry and dairy products.

The farmers market opens every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 2913 Johnston St. in Lafayette.

___

Information from: The Advertiser, https://www.theadvertiser.com


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide