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Bridge Card holders can 'double up' on fresh fruits and vegetables at Kent County farmers markets

May 23, 2011 |  

By Jim Harger

GRAND RAPIDS – Fresh fruits and vegetables purchased at farmers markets will be doubly good for Michigan Bridge Card holders this summer.

Starting June 1, Bridge Card holders will get “double up” tokens that allow them to buy twice as much fresh food. For every $2 spent on fresh food, Bridge Card holders will get a $2 bonus token up to 10 tokens.

The tokens can be redeemed for purchase of more Michigan-grown fruits and vegetables at 45 participating farmers markets throughout Michigan. Bridge cards are available to low income families through the Michigan Department of Human Services.

In Kent County, participating markets include: Fulton Street Farmers Market, Plainfield Township Farmers Market, Sparta Farmers Market, South East Area Farmers Market and the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids Farmers Market.

Sponsored by Ann Arbor-based Fair Food Network, the program in Grand Rapids is funded by the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, Slemons Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Open Society Foundations.

This article originally appeared on the mLive.com Original article available here.


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