Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Blairstown Farmers’ Market Offers SNAP Tokens & Good Food Bucks

Blairstown Farmers Market Encourages SNAP Program Participants

The Blairstown Farmers’ Market strives to make fresh, healthy food available to all. They welcome SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) users.

Petra from Kimball’s Organic Farms shows healthy greens available every Saturday at the Blairstown Farmers’ Market. / Photo by MB Journe, 2022

New Jersey’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, NJ SNAP, provides food assistance to families, individuals and college students with low incomes and/or disabilities to help them buy groceries through an EBT benefits card.

The Farm Market Manager (under the red umbrella) will debit EBT cards for the amount desired and distribute the necessary tokens.

Thanks to a generous grant, the Foodshed Alliance, who runs the Market, is offering up to $20 in Good Food Bucks extra to help stretch buying power for healthy fresh fruits and veggies.

Good Food Bucks from the Blairstown Farmers’ Market / Photo by D.L. Dunn, 2022
Yelens Choban
MB Journe, Contributing Writer
Contributing Writer

My name is Marybeth Journe, I feel blessed to be living in this part of New Jersey. I have enjoyed this community taking advantage of the lakes and woods. Always supporting the local businesses that make this my home. As a local artist myself, I know many of our residence if not by name, at least by sight. I feel comfortable interviewing others. I have worked for The Paulinskill Valley Chronical where I provided articles, photographs and billing. I consider myself an artist, journalist, naturalist, gardener and a teacher for the YMCA Camp Mason. I look forward to the work ahead