Published: February 7, 2011
It’s been six months since Groundswell produced this video about how a new program allows food stamp recipients to buy fresh food at farmer’s markets in Chicago. The video has now been viewed over 500 times and is being embedded by blogs like OrganicNation.tv and Good Food For All. It was sent out by the USDA to their mailing list.
Here is what Experimental Station, the organization that started the LINK to the Market pilot program has to say about how Groundswell’s video has given them a boost:
“We were extremely fortunate to have Groundswell Films produce the video clip about SNAP/EBT/LINK at City of Chicago Farmers Markets. Through Groundswell’s efforts we quickly spread the word about the availability to use LINK benefits at the markets. This clip has also become a tool for us as we consult with other farmers markets on developing EBT programs. So not only did it help attract new shoppers, it is now helping to open doors for new markets. This has had a positive impact on our efforts to establish LINK services at farmers markets across Illinois.”