2018 Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Kick-Off
6/5/2018
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2018 Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Kick-Off

 
The PA Department of Agriculture will sponsor its annual Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program again this summer. This program gives eligible residents an opportunity to purchase fresh produce at local participating farm markets. It is funded through a check voucher distribution system administered by the Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging.

Each eligible resident receives four $5 check vouchers, a $20 total value, to buy fresh, locally grown, produce. To be eligible for the program:
  • Residents must be 60 years or older by December 31, 2018
  • For a 1 person household, annual income cannot be greater than $22,459 and for a 2 person household, not greater than $30,451.Income includes social security income, wages and earned interest.
  • Residents cannot reside in a nursing home or other residential facility where meals are provided.
This year, checks will be issued on Tuesday, June 12, on a first- come, first-serve basis, at designated check distribution sites. Identification, showing proof of residency and age, is required to obtain check vouchers. Here are some local locations where vouchers will be distributed:
  • 9:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. - Nativity Lutheran Church, 4517 Mt. Royal Blvd. Allison Park 15101
  • 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. – Etna Senior Center, 18 Walnut St., Pittsburgh 15223
  • 10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. - West Deer Center in the Country, 4834 Route 910, Allison Park 15101
  • 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Body & Soul Health & Wellness, 209 13th St., Pittsburgh 15215 (Sharpsburg)
For information on this program and a list of participating farmers’ markets, please click here. Vouchers are good until November 30, 2018. For additional information, you can call the Area Agency on Aging Senior Line at 412-350-5460 or my District office at 412-487-6605.

Fresh local fruits and veggies are summer treats Pennsylvanians can always to look forward to and enjoy! Thank you to all our Pennsylvania farmers!!

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