The Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program will begin distribution of vouchers on Tuesday July 7th at the Oneida Co. Department on Aging/Senior Center from 9-noon and 1:30-3:30, and again on Monday, July 13th, from 10 until noon. The Senior Farmers' Market Program offers eligible low-income senior the opportunity to purchase fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs from certified farmers.
To be an eligible person you need to be an Oneida County resident, a senior age 60 or above or Native American age 55 or above and have a monthly household income of $1,815 or less for one person or $2,456 for two people. Enrolled seniors will receive vouchers worth $25 per household valid until October 31, 2015. These vouchers may be used to purchase locally grown fresh produce at approved farmers' roadside stands. 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 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 Department on Aging. Your representative may be required to provide your proof of age and you income.
Other distribution locations:
Woodruff Town Hall, July 10th, Friday from 9-noon
One Penny Place, Woodruff, July 10th 1:30-3:00.
Reiter Center, Three Lakes, Monday July 20th 10-noon.
Ray Sloan Community Building, Lake Tomahawk, Monday July 20th 10-noon.
Contact the Oneida County Department on Aging for more information on distribution sites and times at (715) 369-6170.