Coupons Bring Crowds
The Alachua County farmers market is running out of their produce earlier than usual and it may be because certain shoppers coupons are about to expire.
The deadline is putting a rush on those who haven't spent them, and emptying the farmers of everything they've got. The Alachua County farmer's market in northeast Gainesville opens at 8:30 am on Saturday mornings and in just a couple hours farmers are sold out of their produce.
The state funded women, infant, and children or WIC, as well as elder coupons, expire in one week, bringing all those who qualify out to the market to use them up. The market also accepts the EBT snap benefits tokens.
The farmer's market works in conjunction with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, providing low-income residents access to healthy foods.
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