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Growing your own food can save your family money on groceries!

A few price comparisons:
One packet of seeds (usually contains between 100 - 500 seeds) $0.99 - $2.99
One seedling plant $1 - $5
Purchasing one bag of salad greens $3 - $5

If you buy a bag of salad greens every week, over the course of Southern Louisiana’s 6 month cool-weather growing-season, one packet of seeds could save you $95!

Make your SNAP benefits stretch farther by buying seeds and seedling plants! The USDA allows SNAP benefits to be used for the purchase of seeds and plants that provide food for the household to eat. http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/retailers/eligible.htm

SNAP benefits can also be redeemed for fresh local produce at any Crescent City Farmers Market! During annual two-month campaigns, they even match up to $25 spent by SNAP cardholders at every market! Learn more at http://www.marketumbrella.org/