Farmers Market Nutrition Program Kicks Off

Low-income residents can take advantage of buying Missouri grown produce now that the state’s Farmers market nutrition programs have kicked off this summer. Taylor Tuttle, the Missouri Grown Program Manager, says a total of 50-dollars in benefits may be used to each qualifying Missouri household for low-income seniors and 20-dollars for WIC participants.


Participants in the Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield, and mid-Missouri regions can apply to receive benefits which will allow them to buy eligible foods from an authorized farmer. The benefits are available through the end of September and must be redeemed by October.


(From Missourinet)