Among the mounds of lettuce heads, cartons of fresh fruit, herb displays and coolers of local meat, vendors at the West Tisbury Farmers’ Market are offering something new this summer: acceptance of government-issued food coupons.


Your recent article Food Stamp Cuts Hit Home does a good job of showing how the Vineyard is not immune to the food insecurity challenges that affect the entire country, as cuts to government programs like SNAP make difficult situations even more difficult.
As they entered the Serving Hands Food Distribution late last week, Islanders were confronted with a notice: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, commonly known as food stamps, were being cut.