NY farmers’ markets accept food stamps year-round
Did you know that as of August 2016, nearly 1.7 million people in New York City had received food stamps under The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP (New York City Human Recourses Administration)? Although the number of individuals who receive food stamps has decreased from 2012-2016, many people across New York State rely on food stamps for nutrition. A large number of farmers markets in N.Y. accept food stamps, meaning low-income individuals have access to fresh, locally grown nutrients.
The interactive map located below shows farmer’s markets that accept food stamps in New York State, many of which are located in the New York City area. This makes it convenient for the majority of city residents who rely on food stamps to collect fresh food. These markets aren’t only open during the summer months, the time that many of us probably picture farmers markets flourishing in our towns. In fact, of the 39 farmers markets that accept food stamps in New York City, 15 of them are open year-round.
This isn’t a quality unique to New York State thought. Many farmers markets across the United States accept food stamps given by the SNAP program.
Interactive Map Showing NY Markets That Accept Food Stamps