Bath Farmers Market accepts EBT, debit cards

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BATH — Thanks to recent grant funding, the Bath Farmers Market is now accepting Electronic Benefits Transfer, or EBT, and debit cards.

According to an Oct. 10 announcement by Access Health, a local Healthy Maine Partnership coordinated by Mid Coast Hospital, more people will be able to buy items using Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.

A new incentive program will help SNAP/food stamp recipients maximize their monthly benefits. For every $4 of benefits spent, people will receive $1 in additional “Market Money Tokens” to be spent at the market. And for every third visit to the market, where a person uses SNAP/food stamps, he or she will earn an extra $5 in tokens.

The market is held at Waterfront Park on Commercial Street on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m.-noon through October. A winter market then runs from November through April from 9 a.m.-noon at the Bath Freight Shed, 27 Commercial St.