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EBT/SNAP participants -- as well as normal credit card users -- will pay farmers with tokens after swiping their cards. (Republican Eagle photo by Sarah Gorvin)

SNAP. It's Red Wing Farmers Market

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Red Wing Farmers Market is now accepting Electronic Benefit Transfer cards so that people participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program can buy fresh and local fruits, vegetables and other products.


The farmers market officially unveiled the new service at the beginning of June, president John Anderes said. He said the main goal is to get lower-income people eating healthy foods.

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Sarah Gorvin
Sarah Gorvin has been with the Republican Eagle for two years and covers education, business and crime and courts. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010 with a  journalism degree.