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Andrea’s Eat Local Food Stamp Challenge: Day 29

(EDITOR’S NOTE: North Kohala resident Andrea Dean calls herself a SocioEcoPreneur who partners with communities, businesses and non-profits on initiatives that enhance the island environment, economy and community. She is involved with the North Kohala Eat Locally Grown Campaign and has challenged herself to eat only local foods on a food stamp budget for the month of September 2011.)

Thursday (Sept. 29) I was in Hilo, so I went to the Hilo Farmer’s Market, which takes EBT. Finally, I can shop at a farmer’s market for local food!

Unfortunately, I live 1 1/2 hours from Hilo. Not a trip I would make just to go food shopping.

I mistakenly said in the video that the Hilo Farmer’s Market was the only market on the island that took EBT, but S.P.A.C.E. Farmer’s Market also takes EBT.

Anyone know of any other’s on Hawaii Island?

And on the other side of the spectrum … Minute Stop and other convenience stores are making it really easy for people to use EBT there.

The problem is that it is all total junk food–candy, chips, gum and sugar drinks.

Check out this great article Fast Food Outlets Want a Piece of the Food Stamp Pie at:

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