Buying local at your farmers market with your EBT SNAP may not seem to have a large impact, but your purchases help the environment, local farmers, and the economy. Check out these 5 charts to learn how:
1) Farmers Markets stimulate local economies, preserve rural livelihoods, increase access to fresh food, and support healthy communities
Source: Farmers Market Coalition
2) And EBT SNAP benefits help employ farmers
Source: Fair Food Network
3) Buying local saves the environment and money
4)It creates a positive food chain reaction for our communities
Source: US Department of Agriculture
- They impact our local communities for the better and we can help support them
Source: American Farmland Trust
Check out what is being picked this week*:
Collards, Beets, Cabbage, Broccoli, Beans, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Herbs, Peppers, Lima Beans, Eggplant, Potatoes, Squash, Sweet Corn, Blueberries, Pears, Raspberries & Okra
*Availability will vary by market due to differences in growing zones.
Recipe of the Week:
Incorporate collards into an everyday favorite with this recipe!