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Baker Refuses to Accept EBT Cards at Braintree Farmers Market

Pie vendor refuses to accept EBT cards at farmers market. What do you think?

“I don’t think American taxpayers should be footing the bill for people’s pie purchases,” Andrea Taber, proprietor of the Ever So Humble Pie Co. in Walpole, told bostonherald.com.

Taber sells her pies at the , yet refuses to accept tokens that  the Farmers Market organizers sell to Electronic Benfits Transfer or EBT cardholders to use at the market.

Farmers Market chairwoman Donna Ingemanson said that people on food stamps needed healthy choices and asked the Boston Herald, "What better chance to buy healthy foods than at a farmers market?"

Should food vendors be able to decide who they sell their products to? Do you think that farmers markets should sell tokens to EBT cardholders?  Let us know what you think in the comments section.


Casey Meserve August 20, 2012 at 03:30 PM
Yeah! I agree with Patrick!
Mel Cross August 20, 2012 at 08:06 PM
Patrick, Falmouth rink did not use taxpayer dollars.........To create a state of the art facility. It was completely private funded.......... did those 1% democrats pay the optional Higher tax? Did Lizzy pay the Option? She does make 350K for one class. Do as I say not as I do democrats............
Sam December 21, 2012 at 08:20 PM
@ Joseph, maybe you should of made sure you could provide for your children before having 6. I only have 1 child, and would rather keep my family small than having more kids than I can handle and then have to depend on the govt and other ppl's tax money to support MY family. doesn't seem fair!
dawn miko May 07, 2013 at 01:38 AM
As a farmer, I totally understand choosing not to take food stamps. Every year I received a notice from Sacramento, 8 hours away, telling me I had to attend at my expense, a mandatory education meeting in re how to accept food stamps. Just too much work, and another layer of paper work in an already 12 hour day doing markets. I don't work markets anymore, and it might be workable for me to accept EBT now because I'm not working miserable, 80 hour workweeks, but it wasn't back then. I couldn't have done one more thing. There were days when I didn't bother to tie my shoes, I was just so dog tired. Farming is tough! The venom directed at that poor baker astounds me. The last time I checked it's a free country. There are gas stations that don't accept anything but cash, but no one calls them ugly names. No one sees them discriminating against credit cards or EBT payments there. No, but the farmer, she's a piece of dung. Really?
Tom Garrett June 13, 2013 at 06:06 PM
Nobody has a right to pie. This baker refused to sell to someone using other people's money. True compassion can only come from voluntary charity. For the government to seize some people's income, and give it to others is immoral

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