Release Date: 03/26/2015
Connecticut, March 26, 2015 – Farmers interested in becoming authorized to accept federal USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) coupons are encouraged to register during a Merchant Sign-Up Day on Tuesday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kellogg Environmental Center, 500 Hawthorne Ave., Derby.
The sign-up will provide a one-stop shop to help farmers get authorized and receive support for incentive programs to encourage SNAP customers to shop at farms and farmers’ markets.
The state agriculture department also will hold a re-certification meeting for farmers participating in the Senior/WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program at 10 a.m. at the same location.
NOTE: THIS CORRECTS INFO IN THE MARCH 24 CT WEEKLY AGRICULTURAL REPORT THAT LISTED THE HOURS OF THE SIGN-UP AS 10 A.M. TO 7 P.M.
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