Created: Tuesday, 22 February 2011 21:05
The Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Programs offers eligible low-income seniors the opportunity to purchase fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs from certified farmers.
An eligible person must be an Oneida County resident, is a senior 60 or above, or Native American age 55 years or above and has a monthly household income of $1800 or less for one person or $2,426 for two people(at below 185 percent of the federal poverty guideline.)
Enrolled seniors will receive vouchers worth $25 per house-hold. These vouchers may be used to purchase locally grown fresh fruits or vegetables and herbs at approved farmers' markets or roadside stands. These vouchers are good until October 31st, 2014.
The number of vouchers is limited, so they will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Applicants may be required to provide proof of age and household income.
If you are homebound, or unable to get to a distribution site due to a disability, you may send a signed statement with your authorized representative stating this person has been designated to apply for certification on your behalf or request a standard proxy form from the Dept. on Aging. Your representative may be required to provide your proof of age and your income.
Contact the Oneida County Department on Aging for more information on distribution sites and times at (715)369-6170.