Perry County Farmers Market Tackles Food Insecurity With Benefit Programs

Saturday marked the Perry County Farmer’s Market’s first event of 2022, but today’s market was more than just a day to pick up fresh vegetables and baked goods.

In this day and age, it is no secret that healthier foods are more expensive than unhealthy options.

“If you go grocery shopping, you’ve seen prices, and everybody understands that inflation is really starting to have an effect on people’s ability to access food,” said Kiristen Webb, manager of the Perry County Farmer’s Market. “It’s always been a problem, but the problem is escalating.”

Read more at WYMT.

Kentucky Double Dollars Introduced at Independent Grocer

“Manchester IGA, Community Farm Alliance (CFA) and technology solution provider POS-Plus LLC, aided by the National Grocers Association Foundation Technical Assistance Center (NGAF TAC), have launched Kentucky Double Dollars, a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) produce incentive implementation.”

Read More at Progressive Grocer

2017 Press Conference News

Check out these media stories from our Kentucky Double Dollars press conference in Lexington in 2017.

WEKU with audio

http://weku.fm/post/double-dollars-program-expands-market-benefits-families-need

Richmond Register

http://www.richmondregister.com/news/twice-the-help-double-dollars-program-expanding-with-new-funding/article_ad66c4a4-5c5b-11e7-a9f6-a7eaca32c9ec.html

Lexington Herald Leader (with video)

http://www.kentucky.com/news/business/article158435514.html

Murray State NPR

http://wkms.org/post/some-west-kentucky-farmers-markets-see-double-dollars

KyForward

http://www.kyforward.com/low-income-families-in-22-counties-will-double-purchasing-power-at-farmers-markets-stores/