Berlin council announces beginning of farmers’ market SNAP initiative 

Members of the Berlin Town Council at Monday night’s meeting (Heather Mann for The Cullman Tribune)

BERLIN, Ala. – The Berlin Town Council Monday night announced its farmers’ market initiative to accept SNAP payments will begin Monday, July 20.

SNAP participants will be able to pay a certain amount with their SNAP cards and receive special farmers’ market tokens for the money they paid to use as payment when buying from the farmers.

The market’s soft opening was last week, and the council reported there will be three farmers who will sell regularly. Pepsi donated two signs to set up at the intersection where the market is located.

The farmers’ market is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and is located along U.S. Highway 278 next to the Berlin Community Center.

In other business, the council announced it is considering different designs for the steps and accessibility ramp at the temporary town hall.

It also voted to surplus an old printer and approved Mayor Patrick Bates to get quotes on cleaning the community center.

Additionally, it approved a $2,000 budget to purchase various supplies, including hands-free dispensers, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes from the state bid list.

The council reported that a work order request has been submitted to patch some areas of roads that are washed out near mailboxes so mail carriers can deliver mail.

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Heather Mann