Lakeland Downtown Development Authority

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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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Barry Friedman founded in 2015 as the culmination of a career in print and digital journalism. Since 1982, he has used the tools of reporting, editing and content curation to help people in Lakeland understand their community better.

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