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Using "food stamps" to buy seeds and veggie plants – legally!

Did you know that food stamp recipients can buy veggie plants and seeds with food stamps?  http://www.snapgardens.org/

- As of April 2011, 44,647,861 Americans depend on SNAP benefits (Food Stamps) to put food on the table.
A partir de abril de 2011, 44,647,8618 de estadounidenses dependen de los Cupones para Alimentos (SNAP) para comer.

- Households can use SNAP benefits (Food Stamps) to buy seeds and plants which produce food for the household to eat.
http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/retailers/eligible.htm
Se puede usar los Cupones para Alimentos (SNAP) para comprar plantas o semillas para cultivar comestibles.
http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/applicant_recipients/sp-facts.htm

- Where to purchase:

Any authorized SNAP retailer can sell seeds and plants, but not all do, and not all retailers that sell seeds and plants are authorized to accept SNAP.

To learn what qualifies a retailer as eligible to accept SNAP, click here.

Many farmers markets now accept SNAP benefits. To find such a market, visit the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farmers Market Search.  (Click “Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program” under “ Forms of Payment Accepted.”)

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