Health & Wellness

Final Date for Seniors to Obtain $25 in Free Vouchers for Fresh Produce

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – There is one date left in the 2016 Farmer’s Market program, which provides free vouchers for income-eligible seniors to purchase fresh produce from participating farmer’s markets.

The Farmer’s Market program enables income eligible adults age 60 and above to obtain five free vouchers worth a total of $25.00 to purchase “Jersey Fresh” fruits, vegetables and herbs.

In Union County, the final voucher distribution of the season will be held on Wednesday, November 2, at the Roselle Community Center, at 1268 Shaffer Avenue in Roselle, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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Seniors from any municipality in Union County can apply for the vouchers, if they have not received any in 2016.

To receive a voucher, seniors should be prepared to show identification with their age, residency and income. To meet the eligibility requirements, a single person’s annual income cannot exceed $21,978 and a married couple’s combined income may not exceed $29,637.

For convenience of shopping, a farmer and farm stand will be located at the Community Center, so that the vouchers can be used immediately. Fall produce may include broccoli, cabbage, collard greens, cauliflower, beets, potatoes, sweet potatoes, peppers, apples and pumpkins.

For more information about the Farmers Market nutrition program, and all other services provided by the Union County Department of Human Services, Division of Aging and Disability Resource call toll free, 888-280-8226 or visit the Union County website, ucnj.org.

 

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