The South Bend Farmers Market will soon accept Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card payments, in a move that will make fresh, local produce accessible to more people around Michiana.
Expected to begin Saturday, Aug. 16, market-goers who wish to pay with EBT can swipe to gain vouchers that are accepted at different vendors for a variety of items.
The system works in the same way as the one launched at Goshen Farmers Market last spring.
The market offers seasonal produce, fresh dairy and meat products, and other pantry items, according to Visit Indiana.
Since summer is winding down, the available produce might start changing to reflect the harvest. While you might not see as many cherries at the market since the season ends in mid-July, keep your eyes peeled for autumn vegetables like eggplant, carrots and winter squash, or make the most of the summer’s peaches before the season ends.
To make the most of fresh produce, visit the Indiana State Department of Health’s comprehensive harvest calendar.