Did you know you can buy garden seeds with food stamps?
Did you know that you can buy garden seeds for edible plants with food stamp / Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits?
Here’s the explanation at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service site:
Foods for the household to eat, such as:
- Breads and cereals;
- Fruits and vegetables;
- Meats, fish and poultry; and
- Dairy products.
Seeds and plants which produce food for the household to eat.
If this is something you’d like to consider doing, the seed packets are in the area stores. Just remember to buy those seeds at stores that accept food stamps. Meijer in Monroe, Mich., is one of those stores, for example, and here’s the garden seed display I saw there this morning.
Here’s my grocery database for Monroe County, Mich., and my database notes include the food stamp information. If you live elsewhere, do a zip code search at the USDA site to find participating retailers.