Farm Credit and Link Up Illinois continue to support the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program. In Illinois, SNAP benefits are loaded onto a card called LINK. Customers may then use their LINK card at the farmers market to purchase eligible items including produce, meat, dairy, honey, bread, and food-producing plants.
Farm Credit Illinois' Beth Bolger was at the July 1st Market to present a check for $5,000 in support of the SNAP Double Value program. Watch UPTV's video coverage on their YouTube channel.
Urbana's Market at the Square is open every Saturday 7AM-Noon from May until November. For more information visit www.urbanamarket.org.