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June 25, 2015

You know summer is here when towns in New Jersey start hosting their own farmers markets. The Department of Agriculture says there are about 150 community farmers markets this season, most of which are only open one or two days a week. But each features local farm produce and often provides displays from local stores and crafts organizations.

Many of the markets will accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) electronic benefit-transfer (EBT) cards, as well as Women Infants Children (WIC) and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) coupons, which provide $20 vouchers for locally grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs

More information and a list of the markets are available on the state Department of Agriculture website.

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