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Campaign Looks To Increase SNAP Matches At Farmers Markets

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The first ever Walkway Farmers Market took place Wednesday on the Poughkeepsie side of the span. Officials also held a ribbon cutting for a new staircase that gives street-level access to the Walkway on Washington Street in Poughkeepsie.

A non-profit organization dedicated to sustaining agriculture in western Massachusetts has begun a campaign to make fresh, local food more accessible to people on SNAP benefits. 

Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture is looking to raise $100,000, by the end of the month, to subsidize food purchases by low-income people at local farmers markets. 

WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with CISA Executive Director Philip Korman.

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