RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, in collaboration with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Education Program (SNAP) will be hosting a SNAP EBT Farmer’s Market sign-up event in Greensboro this April, giving farmers the chance to enroll as retailers in the SNAP program.
Held in conjunction with the United States Department of Agriculture, the sign-up event will be held on Friday, April 24 at the Guilford County Extension Office, located at 3309 Burlington Road in Greensboro from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
“This is a win-win for farmer’s markets and direct marketing farmers,” said Ivy Murphy, Food and Nutrition Services Program Coordinator for the North Carolina Department of Social Services. “It increases the farmers’ customer base and provides an economic boost to the community.”
The event features a 20-minute presentation and an overview of the sign-up process. It takes 15-30 minutes for farmers to enter, review and select their point-of-sale device. North Carolina SNAP staff will be on hand to assist farmers with the sign-up process. Those interested in signing up need to provide a picture ID, Social Security Card and a voided check for deposit purposes.
Please contact Ivy Murphy at 919-527-6300 or the Guilford County Cooperative Extension at 336-641-2400 for more information, or to reserve a seat for the event.READ THE REST »