Block Island Times

Sun Farm Oysters becomes Block Island’s first SNAP retailer

Chris Warfel has been trying to bring the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to Block Island for a while now, and he has made it happen. Warfel, the owner of Sun Farm Oysters, has been approved to be a SNAP-approved retail vendor.
Participants in the program, which is more conventionally known as food stamps, will soon be able to use their SNAP cards to purchase oysters at Warfel’s roadside stand. Warfel said he is waiting for the technology to arrive that will enable him to process the SNAP purchases.
“It occurred to me, after asking the town council to

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