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Market welcomes SNAP
Jonathan Schneider, 20, and his sister Rebekah Schneider, 19, work for Dan Schubert's produce stand during the Monroe Farmers Market on the Square earlier this month. Jonathan's favorite part about the job is the reward after all the hard work. "It's nice to know you did more all day than play video games and watch movies," he said. The Farmers Market is now accepting SNAP benefits. (Times photo: Marissa Weiher)
MONROE - Food stamp recipients can now use their benefits cards to buy groceries at the Monroe Farmers Market. The new program targets the roughly 11 percent of Green County residents who receive a monthly FoodShare allowance through Wisconsin's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Similar programs are already in place in Madison, Janesville and elsewhere.