Written By: Becky Orr
CHEYENNE – Customers at the Cheyenne Farmers Market now can use plastic to pay for purchases.
Since last Saturday, the weekly market at Cheyenne Depot Square accepts electronic balance transfer, debit and credit cards.
“It was a huge hit,” said Stephanie Batson, assistant director of Community Action of Laramie County Inc. The nonprofit agency operates the market. READ MORE HERE
Previously, customers paid with cash and some personal checks. Many often asked for the location of the nearest ATM because they didn’t bring cash, Batson said.
Accepting cards gives low-income residents more access to the market’s fresh foods and increases overall customer convenience, Batson said.
The market sells locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables, jams, jellies and homemade goods. Community Action runs the market as a fund-raiser. The agency helps people in need become more self-sufficient. It operates programs like