EBT Available At Natomas Market

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The Natomas farmers’ market is among a handful now accepting EBT payments.
This fall  recipients of EBT assistance were OKd to use their benefits to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at the market in Natomas, south Sacramento and downtown.
Alchemist Community Development Corp. will help implement Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) payment processing at these three Sacramento area Farmers’ Markets utilizing a scrip system. The EBT/CalFresh program (previously known as food stamps) offers lower income individuals who qualify financial aid to purchase food for themselves and their families. EBT recipients can use their benefits to pay for produce at these select markets:
  • Inderkum H.S. Farmers’ Market: Operating Saturdays May through Oct., 9 a.m. to noon, at 2500 New Market Drive
  • Florin Sears Farmers’ Market: Operating Thursdays year round, 8 a.m. to noon at the Florin Sears Store, Florin Rd. and 65th St. – front parking lot
  • Beginning November 6: Downtown State Parking Lot Farmers’ Market: Operating Sundays year round, 8 a.m. to noon, at 8th & W Streets
By making EBT use available at these markets, Alchemist hopes to make fresh produce more accessible to low-income individuals in these areas.  Alchemist CDC hopes to continue to grow the number of farmers’ markets in Sacramento accepting EBT payment in the coming years.

The last market for the 2011 season is Oct. 29 in Natomas.

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