Agencies Working to Ensure Bridge Cards Can be Used at Farmers Markets
State, local, and federal agencies are working to ensure that those on public food assistance can continue to use their Bridge Cards at farmers markets and farm stands.
This comes after one provider that processes these transactions at a number of locations announced it is ending those services.
The vendor now expects to continue offering its Mobile Market+ applications at farmers markets until February of 2019.
With the additional time, any potential lapses in the ability of farmers markets to accept food assistance Bridge Cards should be minimized or eliminated.
In 2017, at least 47,000 SNAP transactions were processed at Michigan farmers markets, totaling at least $600,000 in sales.
To find a farmers market that accepts Bridge Cards, visit the Find a Farmers Market feature at www.mifma.org/findafarmersmarket.