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This electronic card reader using a wireless connection allows consumers to use the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Nutrition Service’s (FNS) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards, Baltimore Bucks, and debit cards for Baltimore’s Farmers Market and Bazaar tokens in Baltimore, MD on Sunday, July 8, 2012. Today marked the new wireless capability that supports portable terminal use to accept “SNAP participation at farmers markets helps provide fresh fruit and vegetables to families and expands the customer base for local farmers in the Delmarva area, a win-win for agriculture and local communities,” said Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan. “And when we couple SNAP access at farmers' markets with strategies like education, cooking demonstrations, and community support in the Baltimore area, consumption of healthy foods has potential to grow even more.” USDA Photo by Lance Cheung.

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Taken on July 8, 2012