It’s Farmers’ Market Voucher Time Again!
What is the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition (FMNP)?
The Senior FMNP offers eligible low-income seniors the opportunity to purchase fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs from certified farmers. The goals of the Senior FMNP are: to provide fresh, nutritious, unprepared fruits, vegetables and herbs from farmers’markets and roadside stands to low income seniors, and to increase the consumption of agricultural commodities by expanding or aiding the expansion of farmers’ markets and roadside stands.
Who is Eligible? Seniors must be 60 years of age or above, or Native American age 55 years or above, and will need to verify that their monthly income is at or below 185 percent of the federal poverty guideline ~ income $1,926 or less for one person or $2,607 for two people.
How Does the Program Work? Enrolled seniors will receive vouchers worth $25.00 per household. These vouchers may be used to purchase locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs at approved farmers’ markets or roadside stands. These vouchers are good until Oct. 31 st.
How Do I Get These Vouchers? Vouchers will be available for pick-up beginning 6/3/2019 at The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC), 1541 Annex Road in Jefferson. Pick up times are Monday through Friday8am – 4:30pm.
Local Lake Mills Distribution will be held Wednesday, June 12 from 10 am to 12:00 noon in the upstairs conference room at the Lake Mills City Hall, 200 Water Street. The number of vouchers is limited, so they will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Applicants may be required to provide proof of age.
How Do I Get More Information?
For general information related to the vouchers, please contact the ADRC office in Jefferson at 920-674-8734.