By Alex Wolff Published 7:10 pm, Saturday, June 25, 2016
DANBURY — The Farmers Market in Kennedy Park kicked off its seventh season Saturday with several changes designed to allow more customers a chance to buy locally grown vegetables, fruits, and even clams.
Peggy Zamore, who coordinates the market run by CityCenter Danbury, said that a $34,000 grant allows customers using the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Women, Infants and Children (WIC) to double the amount they can spend at the market.
“It’s important because there are a lot of people who get food stamps or SNAP and do want to eas healthy food and good local produce, but can’t usually afford it,” Zamore said. “We enable them to come to the market and afford to eat in a healthy way. We’re encouraging them to use their benefits for healthy food.”