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Washington State Farmers Markets Association (WSFMA) awarded 20 mini-grants to farmers markets across Washington State. During the 2009 farmers market season these markets will accept credit, debit and the Quest electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards.
Community Farmers Market at Chehalis
Cheney Friday Farmers’ Market
Kirkland Wednesday Market
Millwood Farmers’ Market
Montfort School Community Center
Columbia Basin-Moses Lake
Proctor Farmers’ Market
South Perry Farmers’ Market
Tacoma 6th Ave
Vancouver Farmers Market Association
The project goal is to increase access to farmers markets by food stamp and debit/credit customers. The mini-grant project is funded by the State’s “Local Farms/Healthy Kids” initiative and offers technical assistance and training plus materials to support marketing and outreach, credit/debit/food stamp technology and the use of tokens for purchases.
At the end of season grantees will report to WSFMA on how outreach was conducted and give a season summary of the number of EBT and credit/debit transactions. WSFMA and DSHS will present the project summary to the Washington State Legislature in November 2009. Check back at the end of the year to learn what happens.
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