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Baker Refuses to Accept EBT Cards at Farmers Market

Pie vendor refuses to accept EBT cards at a farmers market. What do you think?

“I don’t think American taxpayers should be footing the bill for people’s pie purchases,” Andrea Taber, proprietor of the Ever So Humble Pie Co. in Walpole, told bostonherald.com.

Taber sells her pies at a , yet refuses to accept tokens that the Farmers Market organizers sell to Electronic Benfits Transfer or EBT cardholders to use at the market.

Farmers Market chairwoman Donna Ingemanson said that people on food stamps needed healthy choices and asked the Boston Herald, "What better chance to buy healthy foods than at a farmers market?"

Should food vendors be able to decide who they sell their products to? Do you think that farmers markets should sell tokens to EBT cardholders?  Let us know what you think in the comments section.

Calvin August 21, 2012 at 06:03 PM
I will be making a trip to buy some pies from this wonderful woman.
Sean August 21, 2012 at 11:46 PM
Shameful. All people should be encouraged and be able to to buy a variety of foods for their families. Healthy eating can and should include occasional treats as well, especially if they are freshly made and unprocessed. To shame a person in a public setting is outrageous, and smacks of a type of judgmental elitism that is truly out of control.

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