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$52,000 Grant For Mass. Low-Income Families To Shop At Farmer’s Markets

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(credit: massfarmersmarkets.org)

BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts is announcing a grant to encourage low-income families to spend their food subsidies at local farmer’s markets.

The state is offering up $52,000 in grant money to 32 of the state’s farmer’s markets.

In exchange, the markets have agreed to match up to $10 for every purchase families make through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Read: Guide To Mass. Farmer’s Markets

Advocates say the move will keep the money in the local economy, while encouraging healthier eating.

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