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!