More farmers markets in Utah accepting food stamps this year

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SALT LAKE CITY – Farmers markets across the state have begun their summer season, and several such markets are accepting food stamps–some of them for the first time.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is working with farmers markets to give individuals with low incomes an opportunity to incorporate whole food into their diets.

There are 19 markets across Utah that accept food stamps, and seven of them are accepting food stamps for the first time. Customers will be able to use their Horizon Card—which functions much like a debit card—to purchase the food.

Officials with the group Utahns Against Hunger helped recruit new markets using a USDA grant through the Department of Workforce Services, according to a press release from UAH.

Laura Flower, who is with Americorp/VISTA and is assigned to Utahns Against Hunger, stated in the press release: “Utahns Against Hunger is working to increase access to healthier food for all low-income Utahns, especially those we know are most at risk for food hardship.”

Flower said customers have certain restrictions on the food they can buy with food stamps, but she said things like fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, cheese and other dairy products can all be purchased.

The list of markets accepting food stamps provided in the press release is reproduced below:

Utah Farmers Markets Accepting Food stamps 2014

VA Farmers Market

Wednesdays ~ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm ~ August 13th – September 17th, 2014

VA Medical Center: 500 Foothill Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah

Benson Grist Mill Farmers Market

Saturdays ~ 9am-1pm ~ July 12th – Mid- October

Stansbury Park: 325 State Road 138, Tooele

Moab Farmers Market

Thursdays ~ 5pm-8pm ~ June 5th- Mid-October

Swanny City Park: 100 West and Park Drive, Moab

Provo Farmers Market

Saturdays ~ 9am-2pm ~ June 7th -October 25th

Pioneer Park: 500 West 100 South, Provo

Roosevelt Farmers Market

Thursdays ~ 3:30pm-6:30pm ~ July 3rd–September 25th

130 West 100 North, Roosevelt

Syracuse City Farmers Market

Wednesdays ~ 5pm-9pm ~ July 9th – Oct 1st

Centennial Park: 1891 West 1700, South Syracuse

Real Food Rising Farm Stand

TBD

1080 West 500 South, Salt Lake City

Happy Valley Farmers Market

Fridays ~ 5pm-9pm ~ August 1st – October 24th

Robinson Park: 100 east Main Street, American Fork City

Cedar City Downtown Farmers Market*

Wednesdays ~ 4pm-7pm ~ July 23rd- October

Behind Bulloch Drug, 100 West Hoover Street, Cedar City

Park Silly Sunday Market*

Sundays ~ 10am-5pm ~ June 8th – September 21st

Park City’s Historic Main Street, Park City

Ogden City Farmers Market

Saturdays ~ 8am – 1pm ~ July 12th – September 27th

Municipal Gardens, 25th St & Grant Ave, Ogden

The Downtown Farmers Market

Saturdays ~ June 14th – October 25th ~ 8am-2pm AND Tuesdays ~ August- October ~ 4pm to dusk

Historic Pioneer Park, 300 South 300 West, Salt Lake City

9th West Farmers Market (Formally People’s Market)

Sundays ~ May 11th- October ~ 9am- 2pm

International Peace Gardens: 1000 South 900 West, Salt Lake City

Utah Botanical Center Farmers Market*

Thursdays ~July 10th-September 25th ~ 5pm-8pm

Utah Botanical Center: 875 South 500 West, Kaysville

Cache Valley Gardeners Market*

Saturdays ~ May 10th-October 18th ~ 9am-1pm

Horseshoe/Willow Park: 500 West, 700 South, Logan

Sugarhouse Farmers Market

Fridays ~ July 11th- October 17th ~ 4pm-8pm

Sugarmont Plaza: 2227 S. Highland Drive

University of Utah Farmers Market

Thursdays ~ August 28th – October 9th ~ 10am-2pm

University of Utah Tanner Plaza: 201 South 1460 East, Salt Lake City

IRC (International Rescue Committee) Farm Stand*

Saturdays ~ 1pm-3:00pm ~ June 14th- October 11th

Sunnyvale Apartments: 764 W 3940 S, Murray

Murray Park Farmers Market*

Fridays & Saturdays ~ 9am-2pm ~ July 25th- October 25th

Murray City Park: 200 E. 5200 South, Murray