June 4, 2023


Be Inspired By Food

Rep. James P. McGovern Cotyledon Farm Leicester Supplemental Diet Help System

Farmer Amanda Barker, center, gives a tour of Cotyledon Farm in Leicester to a group of visitors including U.S. Rep. James P. McGovern, right, Thursday.

LEICESTER — U.S. Rep. James P. McGovern stated Massachusetts farms that accept benefits courses are an important portion of battling food items insecurity all through his tour of a Leicester farm Thursday.

The Worcester Democrat visited Cotyledon Farm as component of his two-day tour of farms in his district, his 11th once-a-year farm tour.

McGovern also visited Growing Places in Leominster and Global Village in Grafton on Thursday. On Wednesday, McGovern toured farms in the western portion of his district, which has around 1,800 farms.      

McGovern explained that the farms he toured took Electronic Added benefits Transfer (EBT) playing cards for payment from recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Support Plan (SNAP) and are concerned in the Massachusetts Healthy Incentives System (HIP), which places funds again in EBT playing cards when the receiver buys healthy meals.