Farm­ers’ mar­ket now ac­cepts SNAP ben­e­fits

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - COMMUNITY -

The Rhinebeck Farm­ers’ Mar­ket will ac­cept pay­ment through the USDA’s Sup­ple­men­tal Nu­tri­tional As­sis­tance Pro­gram (SNAP), for­merly known as the Food Stamp pro­gram.

SNAP helps re­duce food in­se­cu­rity or hunger for low-in­come house­holds. The state Farm­ers Mar­ket Wire­less Elec­tronic Ben­e­fit Trans­fer Pro­gram made it pos­si­ble for the Rhinebeck Farm­ers’ Mar­ket to process these ben­e­fits. The mar­ket also par­tic­i­pates in the Farm­ers Mar­ket Nu­tri­tion Pro­gram and FreshCon­nect. Through Dec. 31, SNAP re­cip­i­ents can re­ceive a $2 FreshCon­nect check for ev­ery $5 of SNAP ben­e­fits spent.

The Rhinebeck Farm­ers’ Mar­ket is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 4, 11, 18 and on al­ter­nate Sun­days Jan. 15 through April 23 at Rhinebeck Town Hall, 80 East Mar­ket St. The out­door mar­ket opens May 7 in the Rhinebeck mu­nic­i­pal park­ing lot. For in­for­ma­tion, visit www.rhinebeck­farm­ers­mar­

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