Tokens Let Food Stamp Users Harvest Farmers Market Savings

Lakeland Downtown Development Authority
Farmers Market

On Saturday, Lakeland’s Downtown Farmers Curb Market becomes the 21st Florida market to offer “fresh access bucks” that give food stamp users access to half-price organic fruits and vegetables. 

Green tokens available to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients can be used for Florida-grown fruits and vegetables, Florida honey or seeds and plants that produce food to eat, according to a page on the LDDA site detailing the program.

Users can get up to $20 worth of tokens per visit, and they can be redeemed for $40 worth of food from approved vendors; there are five so far.

The program is made possible by help from the Enactus group at Florida Southern College and a grant from Mosaic.

Check The Ledger’s story announcing the program.

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