Quoting Fatty McRunnerPants:" Very true. They do have a "good" program here where you can double your foodstamps at the farmer's market. I love this idea."
We have the same here. We were disappointed the first time we went, the produce was NOT good. But then we went another time and wow... that crap was SO fresh, we got the biggest eggplant we ever have had (I love eggplant sandwiches, eggplant parmesan, veggie tacos) and it was so freaking big and fresh. All organic too. Organic really is the freshest and best you can get but it sucks it can be a lot more expensive. At the farmers market its dirt cheap!
So whenever the Golden Farmer's Market is open we go because as you said they accept food stamps AND they give you a card that is like a loyalty card. It has things like "Buy 2 bags of produce get 1 free" or "Get a bag of apples free with a 5$ purchase" and other things. You can wait to use those benefits, so we get those deals and then stack them on a big haul and get tons of fruit and veggies for practically free.
Ya know what I hate? That most stores sell absolute smurf plums. Plums are my favorite fruit... and in most supermarkets they are sour and tasteless. So when we go to the farmers market they are so sweet! But I hate that the farmers markets are only a few times a year and I dont get yummy plums throughout the year