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More Farmers Markets Available to Low Income


Vendors at local farmers markets are beginning to see more shoppers taking advantage of state and federal food assistance programs at their stands. Nonda Telio produces tomatoes and honey at his farm in Battle Ground. He says the programs help the shoppers and the farmers. He gets a little extra money in his pocket, and gets to sell food to folks who many not be able to afford it with the programs. Portland Farmers Market reports more seniors take advantage of the farmers markets than families, though EBT cards can be used to buy tokens to buy food at the market.

 

 

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