USDA Wants More Farmers Markets to Accept SNAP Benefits
More than 5,000 markets across the nation allow shoppers to use SNAP benefits, also known as food stamps.
USDA Under Secretary Kevin Concannon said the agency wants even more locations.
"We get a plus on the healthy eating side, we also improve access to these foods in many low-income communities where they don't have supermarkets," he said. "We also put dollars back into the local farm economy."
Concannon said more than $20,000,000 worth of food stamps were redeemed at farmers markets across the nation last year.