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Melons for sale at the Central Square Farmers Market, open Mondays through Nov. 22. (Photo: Sushiesque)

The Central Square Farmers Market is accepting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits as payment, and a grant is doubling the money spent using the benefits, said Josefine “José” Wendel, school nutrition coordinator for the
Cambridge Public Health Department, in a Monday e-mail.

That mean if you use $10 of your SNAP benefits, once referred to as food stamps, you can buy $20 in produce, Wendel said.

This is how it works: Check in with the market manager’s table. Swipe your SNAP card for let’s say $10, and they will give you $20 worth in coupons to spend at the market.

The market is scheduled to be open at Bishop Allen Drive and Norfolk Street every Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. from through Nov. 22.

This post was written from a press release.