LAWTON, OK (KSWO) -The Lawton Farmers Market is creating a new way for more people to attend and buy healthy, locally-produced food.
Starting Saturday, May 7, the Lawton Farmers Market will begin accepting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program cards (SNAP) and EBT cards. This is a way to help people with a lower income still buy the nutritious food they need. A Lawton pediatrician and president of the Southwest Oklahoma Growers Association, Dr. Ed Legako, says eating healthy isn't cheap.
"People want to be able to eat healthier, and it's going to give them the ability to eat healthier if they're buying locally grown," Dr. Legako said.
With your SNAP card, you will scan it under a machine and tell an attendant how much you want to spend. You will then be given $1 tokens in the amount you requested. You can purchase a variety of foods such as farm fresh eggs, meat, fruits, vegetables, herbs and tomato plants.