Folks under NC Support Needs Assessment Profile (SNAP) may now use their EBT cards to purchase fresh, local produce at the Corner Market on Walker and Elam street in Greensboro.
The Corner Market thanked Guilford County Health Department and Polly Evans at Faucette Farms for their efforts in enabling families receiving SNAP benefits to be able to shop at the market.
The Corner Market is an open air sidewalk market with vendors that sell everything from fresh garden herb kits to free range chicken, eggs and vegetables, and even gluten free and vegan freshly baked goods.
The Corner Market opened on April 5th 2013 as a community market serving a demographically diverse area. Evans described the market as being on, “the edge of a food desert,” and said, “We’ve got all walks of life coming here: college professors, unemployed people, college students.”
In order to qualify for the NC Food Stamp Program, a typical household of three would need to have a combined income of under $39,580 a year.
SNAP/EBT card holders can use their cards to purchase wooden Market Dollars at the Elam Gardens stall. These Market Dollars can then by used to purchase goods from vendors at the market.
By accepting SNAP/EBT cards the Corner Market is allowing low-income families to gain access to quality groceries that might not otherwise be available to them.
“We want to make produces and local goods available to everybody,” said Evans.