SNAP accepted at more farmers’ markets

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Agriculture Commissioner James Comer says 225 farmer’s markets in the state now have EBT equipment that can process SNAP benefits – ten times more than the 21 markets that accepted SNAP in 2010.

Commissioner Comer says, "“The EBT equipment helps farmers’ market customers buy nutritious local foods to serve to their families,” adding, “It also helps Kentucky farmers make a better living and stay on the farm."

Nationwide, farmers’ markets redeemed $16.6 million in SNAP benefits last year, compared to $4.2 million five years ago.

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To find a Kentucky farmers’ market, go to www.kyagr.com or www.kyproud.com. For more information about Kentucky farmers’ markets, contact Spencer at (502) 782-4127 or sharon.spencer@ky.gov.