Expanding Healthy Food Options for Low-Income Residents: Local Farmers Markets

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Fruits and vegetables are sprouting up in local gardens and farms across the state, bringing life to Baltimore’s numerous Farmer’s Markets. Food at farmer’s markets is generally fresh, of high quality, and often less expensive than at grocery stores.

Fortunately for Marylanders, access to fresh, healthy, affordable food is becoming easier for more low-income individuals as more and more local farmer’s markets accept federal nutrition benefits such as EBT, WIC-FVC, SNAP, FMNP-Seniorsand FMNP-WIC

On June 1st, the Farmer’s Market Nutrition (FMNP) program launched which enables qualified Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and elders over …read more