Starting Saturday, Sturgeon Bay's Farm and Craft Market will begin accepting FoodShare benefits as a form of payment.
FoodShare is Wisconsin's version of what used to be called the food stamp program.
Parks and Recreation Director Bob Bordeau says more and more farmers' markets are accepting that form of payment.
Bordeau says Food Share customers will be able to swipe their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card in exchange for wooden tokens that can be used to purchase eligible food products from various vendors.
Bordeau says the program has been made possible through the support of Ministry Door County Medical Center.
"As soon as we talked about this program we talked to the hospital and they jumped on board right away," says Bordeau. "They've been great to work with and they're the ones that are making this program happen."
Bordeau says in 2011 there were 1,400 households in Door County that received FoodShare. Those households represent 3,306 individuals -- approximately 1,900 adults and 1,400 children.
The Farm and Craft Market runs Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon through October 27 at Market Square, 421 Michigan Street in Sturgeon Bay.