I can buy fruit trees on EBT (foodstamps)?

I can buy fruit trees on EBT (foodstamps)?


I went in Walmart the other day and was browsing through the garden department when I spotted the strawberry plants.  They were $2.98 and I knew I had about $3 left in my EBT account.  I knew I had bought garden seed on foodstamps last year, so I asked the checkout lady if these could be purchased on EBT. She said she didn’t know but she could ring them up and find out.  Surprisingly, they were approved for purchase on EBT.


I then looked at the seed potatoes and onion sets and right on the front of the package it said that all vegetable garden plants, vines, and fruit trees could now be purchased on EBT.  When I applied for EBT snap benefits, I was never told this or given any guidance on what could be purchased using this benefit, so I want to make sure those using these benefits know they can purchase these items. I bought blue berry bushes, grape vines, strawberries, seed potatoes, onion and garlic sets, vegetable seed, and I plan to buy fruit trees.  


It is our responsibility to provide for our families and the government won’t always be there to help us when we need it.  In the aftermath of Katrina, there was no help for almost two weeks here in Mississippi.  I suggest everyone using snap benefits buy some vegetable plants and fruit trees to help prepare their families for a time when the government won’t be there to help. 


Trees can be grown in five gallon buckets or large planters and even a small salad garden can be grown in a small kiddie pool on a porch if you have no land.  Large vegetable cans and coffee containers may also be used to grow vegetables in as long as you put a drain hole for excess water to flow out.  Everyone should do what they can to prepare for the hard times that are coming to the US in this next year.  (read the Mystery of the Shemitah).  In any case we never know when the next Katrina might strike and it may be some time before any help comes.  God told Noah to prepare the Ark with food stuffs for their survival and I think we, as Christians, should prepare our Arks for our families.  Don’t forget to buy extra garden seed and put in your emergency supplies should your garden be devastated, or should you have to leave your home.  God bless everyone!

About mamaheartfilled

I am a mother of eight wonderfully challenging children and fourteen grandkids, of whom I am very proud. I am also a bi-vocational ordained evangelical minister, and a Christian Counselor. I received my B.S. degree in 2004, studying primarily in the areas of Psychology, with minors in Religion and English. I received my Masters Degree in 2009 in Psychological Counseling with an emphasis in Christian Counseling. I have endeavored to paraphrase the Bible, both Old and New Testaments. It is my hope that it will be of some use in the great commission of Christ. My ministry is primarily geared toward victims of sexual and domestic violence, including victims of childhood sexual abuse, whether currently or in the past. Since I have personally experienced the healing hand of God in overcoming many of the life issues that Christians may face, I feel qualified and compelled to discuss them in a truthful and open manner, as God’s word tells us that “We shall know the truth and the truth shall set us free.” God has brought me through such diverse tribulations as sexual, physical, and mental abuse, being a victim of a drunk driving accident, spousal pornography addiction, adultery, divorce, remarriage, a very brief, though unjust, incarceration, and having experienced multiple miscarriages and various other trials. I have been asked to leave two Southern Baptist Churches, due to my being a female, ordained as a minister, and fired from a SBC sponsored Christian School (mostly white) for speaking out against racial prejudice in the Family of God. Through God’s merciful forgiveness of my own sins and inadequacies and God’s grace given to me to forgive those who have been a stumbling block to me, I have overcome many of these adversities. God’s word tells us that “All things work together for good to those who love the Lord and are called according to the purposes of God." Since I have this hope, I believe that God has blessed me with the ability to confront and relate these issues to the Christian community around the world. I hope to be able to use my personal experiences as a ministry of God’s grace and in the comforting of the people of God with the truth of God's mercy. I claim II Corinthians 1: 3 & 4 as my calling, which states: “Blessed be God, the Origin of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Origin of mercies, and the God of comfort; who comforts us in all our troubles, that we may be able to comfort those who are in trouble, by the comfort we ourselves have been given by God.” As I have received the gift of God’s healing, I hope to be able to bring the peace beyond understanding to others with the message of God’s mercy and grace. My love for the Sovereign Lord of my life, Jesus Christ, along with my passion for writing has drawn me to explore these commonly experienced crisis issues from the perspective of my own experience in the hope that I may bring an empathetic and compassionate insight to God’s people. I am now a published author and have several books in publication, including my autobiography, "A Little Redneck Theology." The views expressed in my writings are strictly my own insights, acquired from personal experience and diligent study of the related topics and God’s word concerning them. Though I am an ordained minister, my views should not be considered authoritative. I believe that the Christian community’s ultimate authority is the guidance of the human heart by the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.
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8 Responses to I can buy fruit trees on EBT (foodstamps)?

  1. Mollie J Haywood says:

    Loved this!!! Thank you so much for spreading the word, in more ways than one!


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