This is great news for the poor and great news for small farmers. It's a "win-win" situation.
The bad news??? It's only a pilot program and soon the money will run out. Philadelphia has yet to find funding to continue the project.
The other bad news? Well since it's been a success, big food will no doubt try to find a way to sabotage it. As the article's author points out:
The good news is that the processed food industry hasn't figured out how to lobby against healthy food subsidies, which appear to be the programs gaining the most traction with consumers. Or at least not yet: Big Food will no doubt try to devise a way to fight the intolerable desire consumers of all income levels have to find ways to eat better. We'll just have to fight back harder.