Beginning this season, shoppers may use their Maine Harvest Bucks (nutrition incentives offered to SNAP shoppers at participating farmers’ markets and other sites) to purchase food-bearing seedlings. (As always, they can also use their SNAP benefits to purchase fruit and vegetable seedlings.)
This exciting development is new, so early season promotion is important, to let shoppers know. (Feel free to download and use the above graphic for social media or the PDF file here.) Markets with an info booth will want to be sure staff there know about the change, as well as any vendors in the market who may be selling seedlings.