"The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Ecclesiastes 10:2
Andrea Taber is the owner of Ever So Humble Pie Company in the Boston area. She also sells her beloved pies (so I understand) at the local Braintree Farmers Market (also to my understanding, has nothing to do with selling ‘brains’, so no need to stop reading). She and her pies now find themselves in the middle of a big brouhaha because she recently told the Market owners, she wouldn’t be taking EBT cards for those tasty treats.
EBT card are Food Stamps. Ms Taber said,“I don’t think American taxpayers should be footing the bill for people’s pie purchases. To me it’s no different than nail salons and Lottery tickets, it’s pastry, it’s dessert. My pies are great, but come on.” In other words, she doesn’t see how Welfare recipients need to be sucking down pies with taxpayer dollars. She correctly says that EBT cards were originally made for basic, nutritional foods. But as we know, Food Stamps are going for gambling, booze…. and expensive desserts. We don’t want Welfare users to feel they’re not ‘entitled’, now do we? (more pies: here)
And so her controversy began. Farmers Market, who insists all vendors take the EBT card, might not allow her to continue selling her pies at the Market. After all, conformity is the basic tent of communism. And the Market doesn’t want to discriminates against Welfare receivers looking for a tasty sugary high.
Ever So Humble Pie Company will undoubtedly take a financial hit, if excluded from selling the popular Whoopie Pies at the Market, but with the publicity and support she’s receiving — maybe not. Let’s hope not. She’s taking a stand in what she believe in – which is what we all should believe in: Food Stamp abuse.
Find her website: here