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Natural Awakenings Northwest Florida

Flora Bama Farms Now Accepting Electronic Payments

Flora Bama Farms, in Pensacola, has arranged to provide customers with a means to use their electronic benefits transfer (EBT) cards for purchases—a cost-efficient solution to accept transactions on a mobile device and print a receipt. The iPhone-based application, Mobile Market+, paired up with a card reader, can also be used for offsite mobile markets and CSA box deliveries.

The action is part of a program by which farmers’ markets across Florida can apply for free equipment that will allow them to handle purchases through an EBT card, which is used by those that receive temporary federal benefits, including food and cash assistance.

Vice President Sandy Veilleux says, “Bringing fresh healthy food to everyone's table is our ultimate goal. Improving access to fresh fruit and vegetables is the challenge we face every day. Joining forces with the state of Florida's Department of Children and Family Services has provided a unique way to promote our farm-to-table project. Our farmers’ market has also partnered up with Four Blades of Grass, a chef-based effort that provides fresh food to stuff backpacks for kids in school.”

Location: 6404 Mobile Hwy. For more information, call 850-944-6911, email [email protected] or visit Facebook.com/pages/Flora-Bama-Farms-Wholesale-Produce.

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