For the first time in 2018, both Lafayette and West Lafayette accepted Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits – commonly known as food stamps – at their farmer’s markets. SNAP can take time to catch on at a market, especially in year one, so more work still lies ahead to make both programs a success.
At Lafayette’s pre-Thanksgiving market, Daniel Fagerstrom of Fairstream Farms is listing all the different ways to prepare a Jerusalem artichoke.
“You can also grate them onto salads, if you want to use them fresh…so that’s another way to use them,” Fagerstrom says. “You can pan-fry them. Boil them like a potato, add a little butter or salt-and-pepper.”