Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:32 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:32:54 GMT
Vermont Restaurant Week donates $6,600 to Vermont Food Bank. A press release says the money will provide 19,800 meals for families throughout Vermont "The Vermont Food Bank is thrilled to again be theMore >>
Vermont Restaurant Week donates $6,600 to Vermont Foodbank.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:43 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:43:40 GMT
A judge denied Allen Prue's request for a new lawyer Tuesday. Earlier Tuesday, a judge also denied Patricia Prue, Allen's wife, a new lawyer. Patricia and Allen Prue are accused of strangling and beatingMore >>
A judge denied Allen Prue's request for a new lawyer Tuesday.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:22 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:22:01 GMT
If you're looking to help the victims of the deadly tornado in Oklahoma here are some resources: Red Cross You can also text REDCROSS to: 90999. Each text will donate $10 and will be charged to your phoneMore >>
If you're looking to help the victims of the deadly tornado in Oklahoma here are some resources. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:32 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:32:21 GMT
ABC World News With Diane Sawyer will be expanded to one hour Tuesday night. According to ABC News, the 1 hour telecast will provide information about the Oklahoma tornado. ABC22 will go on-air at 7:30More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:55 AM EDT2013-05-21 15:55:33 GMT
New York State Police are investigating a fatal accident in Champlain, N.Y. on Monday night. A press release says when Ronald Trombly, 85, of Mooers, N.Y., was trying to get around 4 runners on the shoulderMore >>
New York State Police are investigating a fatal accident in Champlain, N.Y. Monday night.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:15 AM EDT2013-05-21 15:15:46 GMT
There is a meeting for the Burlington Community in regards to the rail yard enterprise project. This project would essentially connect Pine Street and Battery Street at the Kilburn intersection, cuttingMore >>
There is a meeting for the Burlington Community in regards to the rail yard enterprise project. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 15:07:08 GMT
A judge has denied the request of Patricia Prue for a new lawyer. The judge says difference of opinion is not enough to substitute new counsel. Patricia and Allen Prue are accused of strangling and beatingMore >>
A judge has denied the request of Patricia Prue for a new lawyer.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:31 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:31:52 GMT
Vermont State Parks are set to open this weekend. A press release says the Memorial Day holiday, the unofficial start of summer, marks the beginning of the prime season for all 52 Vermont State Parks.More >>
Vermont State Parks are set to open this weekend.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:16 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:16:17 GMT
It's not just you that may be dealing with seasonal allergies. If you have pets, they too may be suffering. According to a local veterinarian, often times, animals will get itchy. Extreme scratching canMore >>
It's not just you that may be dealing with seasonal allergies. If you have pets, they too may be suffering. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:38 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:38:49 GMT
Rescue crews are still searching for people caught in Monday's massive tornado near Oklahoma City. The tornado is estimated to have been at least 2 miles wide. So far Tuesday morning, there have been 51More >>
Rescue crews are still searching for people caught in Monday's massive tornado near Oklahoma City.More >>
MONTPELIER, Vt. -
Food at the farmer's market is a favorite for many Vermonters regardless of income level. There's added incentive from Vermont's version of food stamps called 3squaresVT: coupons.
There's a different currency at the Capital Farmer's market besides the wooden tokens. For people using 3squaresVT there's Harvest Health Coupons. You can get up to $10 worth just for withdrawing $10 of your own.
"I just buy what I can't grow like those patty pans look really yummy."
For Betha Hedenburg it's a way to supplement her food budget and it's becoming an option for more Vermonters as the amount using 3squaresVT has grown by more than three thousand from July of last year to this March. Erin Buckwalter from Northeast Organic Farmers Association Vermont believes the Harvest Health Coupons are a resource to them…
"and it helps support local farmers so we see it as a win-win," Buckwalter said.
NOFA Vermont oversees the program and distributes the coupons. With a simple swipe of an EBT card people with 3squaresVT can get their coupons, but the coupons at this booth in Montpelier have already been redeemed and there's none left for this season.
"Once they go through those coupons we allow them to request more," Buckwalter said.
Up to $600 for any one market of $9,000 total in funding that NOFA has for the program. It's an exercise in allocation just like it is for Betha Hedenburg.
"I can budget what I'm going to use my money on and make the best choices," Hedenburg said.
The coupons are available at more than 40 different farmers markets across the state excluding the one in downtown Burlington.
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