Thursday, August 20, 2009

Harvest Health Coupon Program

Beginning Wednesday, August 26, participants in 3Squares VT (Vermont's Food Stamp Program) will be able to increase their purchasing power by $10 a week for eligible food purchased at Brattleboro Farmers' Market.

We're piloting the Harvest Health Coupon Project (HHCP) from August through October along with four other markets throughout the state. The goal is to encourage limited income Vermonters to purchase farm-fresh, nutritious food at farmers' markets.

The HHCP is administered by Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) and is generously funded by Ben and Jerry's Foundation and Wholesome Wave Foundation.

With the Harvest Health Coupon Project, five Vermont farmers' markets are joining markets in Connecticut, Georgia, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington DC, and California in piloting a coupon incentive project to encourage low-income Americans to shop at farmers' markets.

We hope to see lots of new 3Squares VT shoppers at market, enjoying the bounty of the season.

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