Mich. moves to extend fresh-produce benefits

06/14/2013 | Detroit Free Press · National Public Radio

Locally grown produce has traditionally been made more available to those on food stamps through doubling the value of each dollar when used at farmers markets, but Michigan's Double Up Food Bucks program will test an expansion to three Detroit grocers. "This will be the first time an incentive program like this has been done at a grocery store anywhere," Fair Food Network President and CEO Oran Hesterman said. "This is not just a little boutique one-off program; this is a program we're demonstrating can happen in any community."

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