NJ State Commisssioner Champions Food Assistance at Farmers Markets, Slams Proposed Aid Cuts

      Posted On: August 17, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – One of the city’s summer farmer’s market got a visit from a state commissioner Tuesday who trumpeted not only what was being sold but how it was sold to promote the federal Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) former known as food stamps.

“I’m really excited how our SNAP program is combined with these farmer’s markets to make sure people have access to fresh produce. It’s a win-win,” state Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson said during her tour of the market at Georges Road and Jones Avenue.

People who use SNAP coupons to buy produce at the market also receive up to $10 worth of Market Bucks each day they visit the market, and those Bucks can be used to make more purchases at any of the city several farmers markets.