Just Harvest’s Fresh Access program enables food stamp purchases at 21 farmers markets in Allegheny County.
Customers can now use food stamps via their ACCESS card to purchase a variety of fresh produce, baked goods, meat and dairy products. Just Harvest will also give food stamps shoppers a $2 Food Bucks coupon to use on fresh fruits and veggies for every $5 they spend at Fresh Access markets.
Credit and debit cards are also now accepted.
Fresh Access is a coordinated effort involving Pittsburgh Citiparks or other local municipalities as well as neighborhood organizations, participating local farmers, and the United States Department of Agriculture.