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Food Stamps And The Square
by Anonymous
October 7, 2012 at 8:27 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/19/technology/personaltech/as-pay-by-phone-advances-square-takes-another-leap-state-of-the-art.html?pagewanted=2&_r=0

I was talking with a friend the other day about the square and how she liked it for her family's salon. Slowly the conversation morphed to eating healthy and how 5 years ago there was a failed attempt to make it so food stamps could be used at farmers markets in the area.

Then we both thought, could you not use the square? So many of our farmers market vendors use it anyways. And this article proves that in someway they categorize sellers.

Do you think it would help food stamps to become healthier?


Oh and can someone make the link clicky I am mobile.

Replies

  • bri2011
    by bri2011
    October 7, 2012 at 9:37 PM
    What's a 'square' ?
  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous - Original Poster
    October 7, 2012 at 9:40 PM
    It is a small square that fits in the head phone jack in iPhones, iPads, and androids. It allows you to swipe a credit card and there are no fees only a 2.75% transaction charge which is less than most banks.
  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous - Original Poster
    October 7, 2012 at 9:41 PM
    Around here anything from a mom and pop comic shop to food trucks are using it. Any time you worry that a place could be cash only I start seeing square signs.
  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous - Original Poster
    October 7, 2012 at 9:42 PM
    Quoting bri2011:

    What's a 'square' ?



    Easy credit reader that attaches to your smart phone.
  • cammy002
    October 7, 2012 at 9:42 PM

    i live in NYC all the farmers markets take FS

  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous - Original Poster
    October 7, 2012 at 9:44 PM
    Quoting cammy002:

    i live in NYC all the farmers markets take FS




    Is it only certain stalls or does everyone have a credit card reader?
  • cammy002
    October 7, 2012 at 9:48 PM

    the have some one in a booth that take payment by FS

    Quoting Anonymous:

    Quoting cammy002:

    i live in NYC all the farmers markets take FS




    Is it only certain stalls or does everyone have a credit card reader?


  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous
    October 7, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    it beats ppl buying junk food....and only having grocery for a week and starve the rest of the month..... i think veggies and fruit is alot healthier!   

  • bri2011
    by bri2011
    October 7, 2012 at 9:57 PM
    Lol..I've just never heard of this! O.o thank u! Learn something new everyday!


    Quoting Anonymous:

    Quoting bri2011:

    What's a 'square' ?





    Easy credit reader that attaches to your smart phone.

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