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“SNAP is important to the overall business economy”

Ruhlig Farms and Gardens, owned and operated by the fourth generation of the Ruhlig family, has been providing fresh produce to the Detroit area for more than 45 years. They sell produce such as asparagus, lettuce, strawberries, peaches and more to big-box stores and local supermarkets and through their own retail operation where their customers can use their SNAP benefits.

Why SNAP is important to Ruhlig Farms and Gardens

Jason Ruhlig, Manager of Ruhlig Farms and Gardens, believes SNAP is important to his business and the economy. They have customers who shop their retail store to purchase food using their SNAP benefits, which benefits their store and also helps local families gain access to fresh fruits and vegetables. It also helps his wholesale business as local retailers, big and small, purchase from his farm and sell to customers including individuals using SNAP.

“None of us can truly function properly if we’re worried about where our next meal is going to come from,” says Ruhlig. “SNAP is a tool for people to focus on other aspects of their life and not worry where their food is coming from.”

Hear more from Jason Ruhlig

To hear more about how SNAP helps the economy from Jason’s perspective, watch the video below:

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