Interested in learning more about how Seacoast Eat Local is working to bring the use of Food Stamps to area farmers’ markets? If you work in healthcare, nutrition, or in the community with low income families, Seacoast Eat Local invites you to participate in a focus group this Saturday, March 26th at 11 a.m.
All states now use Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) — an electronic system that allows customers to use government-issued benefit debit cards to pay for food — to issue Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits (formerly known as food stamps). Although there is no requirement that farmers’ markets use EBT systems, doing so provides a great public benefit to those who otherwise don’t have access to fresh, healthy, local produce.
We will meet at the Winter Farmers’ Market in Rollinsford, giving participants the opportunity to see the farmers’ market in action. Bring your passion for a healthy Seacoast community and help us create a successful SNAP/EBT (Food Stamps) outreach program!
SNAP/EBT (Food Stamps) Focus Group
• Place: Winter Farmers Market, Wentworth Greenhouses, 141 Rollins Rd, Rollinsford, NH (1 mile past Red’s Shoe Barn in Dover)
• Date: Saturday, March 26, 2011
• Time: 11:00 AM
• Directions & Parking: Additional parking is available at Salmon Falls Pottery, located right around the corner, with a free shuttle service that brings you directly to the Winter Farmers’ Market. For map & directions >
• RSVP & Contact: Sarah Jacobson, 607-275-7499 or TallyhoAlby@gmail.com