NORWICH – Despite the help of a state-funded program allowing for an Electronic Benefit Transfer machine at the Chenango County Farmers Market this year, few residents have taken advantage of the opportunity that would allow them to eat healthy and shop locally.
“We thought the new program might make it busier that it is,” said Ken Welbrecht, president of the Chenango County Farmers Market. Thus far, fewer than 10 people have utilized the EBT machine since it first became available at the market earlier this month. “It’s been slow. A lot of people don’t know about it,” he said.