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Old 07-16-2018, 11:41 AM
 
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This is NOT good for SNAP recipients. They have the right to fresh fruits and veggies. One minute y’all are bitching because according to you, all people who are on food stamps buy junk food, now you’re on here bitching that they don’t deserve fresh produce. What gives? Do you secretly wish you had food stamps? Be real here
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Old 07-16-2018, 11:56 AM
 
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This is NOT good for SNAP recipients. They have the right to fresh fruits and veggies. One minute y’all are bitching because according to you, all people who are on food stamps buy junk food, now you’re on here bitching that they don’t deserve fresh produce. What gives? Do you secretly wish you had food stamps? Be real here
Most major supermarkets take SNAP and they sell fresh fruits and vegetables at similar prices. Farmers markets are not the only source. This isn't really a big deal from a customer's perspective if they only care about getting non processed food.
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Old 07-16-2018, 11:57 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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This is NOT good for SNAP recipients. They have the right to fresh fruits and veggies. One minute y’all are bitching because according to you, all people who are on food stamps buy junk food, now you’re on here bitching that they don’t deserve fresh produce. What gives? Do you secretly wish you had food stamps? Be real here
Uh no, I have too much pride to walk into a supermarket and use food stamps. Maybe if people lived within in their means they wouldn't need food stamps? A lot of the so called poor people are walking around with food stamps and they get out of fancy cars and what not and I'm thinking but you just walked into the supermarket with food stamps!!
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Old 07-16-2018, 12:34 PM
 
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Most major supermarkets take SNAP and they sell fresh fruits and vegetables at similar prices. Farmers markets are not the only source. This isn't really a big deal from a customer's perspective if they only care about getting non processed food.
In the hood, a lot of supermarkets do NOT have fresh quality produce, which is why there’s been a outcry from the community and city council for farmers markets and green market carts to come to the area
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Old 07-16-2018, 12:38 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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In the hood, a lot of supermarkets do NOT have fresh quality produce, which is why there’s been a outcry from the community and city council for farmers markets and green market carts to come to the area
Well I'm sure these people use the subway for this that and the other. A good supermarket is just a subway ride away. If you really want good food, you'l sacrifice. I go regularly to TriBeCa to Whole Foods because the one on the UES has crappy old produce.
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Old 07-16-2018, 01:52 PM
 
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First Avenue and 92nd St. Greenmarket, in front of the Isaac Houses and Holmes Projects was selling tomatoes for $9 a pound.


Even pierrepont isn't foolish enough to pay that.
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Old 07-16-2018, 02:01 PM
 
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I'm not sure why people would be against SNAP recipients using benefits on fresh product from a farmers market. I doubt allowing transaction from mobile devices is a big expense. This seems petty.
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Old 07-16-2018, 02:06 PM
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I'm not sure why people would be against SNAP recipients using benefits on fresh product from a farmers market. I doubt allowing transaction from mobile devices is a big expense. This seems petty.
Yeah, it does.
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Old 07-16-2018, 02:08 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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First Avenue and 92nd St. Greenmarket, in front of the Isaac Houses and Holmes Projects was selling tomatoes for $9 a pound.


Even pierrepont isn't foolish enough to pay that.
$9??? LMAO... I pay $3.99 for a container of organic cherry tomatoes "Made in USA" from Whole Foods. Always local...
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Old 07-16-2018, 03:53 PM
 
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This is NOT good for SNAP recipients. They have the right to fresh fruits and veggies. One minute y’all are bitching because according to you, all people who are on food stamps buy junk food, now you’re on here bitching that they don’t deserve fresh produce. What gives? Do you secretly wish you had food stamps? Be real here

What is the big deal?


Supermarkets including some very upscale ones like TJ's (IIRC) sell a wide array of fresh produce. Why are you creating such a fuss? It's not like there aren't other options out there for these people.
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