EBT http://nhpr.org en EBT Friendly Farmer's Markets http://nhpr.org/post/ebt-friendly-farmers-markets <p>A new initiative design to entice low income customers to shop at farmer’s markets.</p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 14:02:52 +0000 Todd Bookman & Virginia Prescott 9470 at http://nhpr.org EBT Friendly Farmer's Markets Farmer's Markets Work to Entice Low Income Customers http://nhpr.org/post/farmers-markets-work-entice-low-income-customers <p>The idea for doubling the value of food stamps at farmer&rsquo;s markets came to Gus Schumacher in 1980. He was in Boston helping his brother, a farmer, clean up at the end of the day.</p><p><em>&quot;I was packing up a box of pears at the Dorchester Fields Corner Farmer&rsquo;s Market. And the box fell apart, and all the pears went into the gutter.&quot;</em></p><p>Schumacher figured he&rsquo;d have to throw away the pears.</p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 21:57:48 +0000 Todd Bookman 9435 at http://nhpr.org Farmer's Markets Work to Entice Low Income Customers