Those receiving SNAP/EBT can now use $5 of their benefits to purchase $7 of food at Potsdam, Canton and Massena farmer's markets.
For every $5 of SNAP/EBT, shoppers will receive an additional $2 check, specifically for the purchase of fruits and vegetables.
Shoppers can get up to four checks per market day, totaling $8. The Food Bank of Central New York Health Bucks will be distributed and redeemable at Potsdam, Canton and Massena markets. Potsdam and Canton markets opened in May, and Massena's markets will open in July.
SNAP/EBT benefits and debit cards are accepted at the following markets throughout St. Lawrence County: Canton, Gouverneur, Massena, Ogdensburg, Potsdam and at Martin's Roadside Stand on 11B in Potsdam. For more details on market days and times, see gardenshare.org.
More incentives are to follow later in the season.