Lebanon farmers' market to offer Veggie DollarsBy MEGHAN PIERCE
Union Leader Correspondent
May 27. 2014 8:11PM
LEBANON — The city’s farmers’ market now has funding from the New Hampshire Foodbank, Wholesome Wave and Upper Valley Healthy Eating Active Living to support the market’s program to make fresh food more affordable.
The Veggie Dollar program supports local farmers and gives customers an incentive to purchase fresh foods and lead a healthy lifestyle.
The Veggie Dollars program allows people who receive SNAP/EBT benefits to double the value of their benefits when shopping at the farmers’ market. This program is now available at Lebanon, Canaan and Newport farmers’ markets.
People who use their SNAP/EBT benefits while shopping will receive an additional $1 in “Veggie Dollars” for every dollar they spend, up to $10.
Veggie Dollars are valid for purchase of fruit and vegetables at the market.
Funding for this program is in place for the 2014-15 summer and winter market seasons.
To help sustain the program into the future, the program is accepting donations.
Customers interested in participating in the Veggie Dollar program should go to the EBT and debit machine located at booth number one at the market, where they can swipe their cards to receive EBT tokens and Veggie Dollars to spend at the market.
The market opened last week and is open Thursdays 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., through September.
The market includes prepared foods, crafts, live music and children’s activities.
For more information go online to www.lebanonfarmersmarket.org.