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Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services Sponsors Farmers Market

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SOMERVILLE - The Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services will sponsor a Farmers Market from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 13, at the Somerville Senior Housing facility, located at One Mountain Ave. in Somerville. 

 

The public is invited to stop by the Norz-Hill Farm & Market stand where Jersey Fresh fruits and vegetables will be sold.  Vouchers will be available to eligible adults age 60 and above.

 

The New Jersey Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program makes it possible for farmers to market their fresh produce directly to people age 60 and over.  Eligible low-income seniors will be provided with four free vouchers (a $25 value) for the purchase of fresh, locally-grown fruits, vegetables and herbs from certified farmers and roadside stands.  The program reinforces the importance of nutrition and supports the expansion of domestic farmers markets, roadside stands and community-supported agricultural programs.

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The county Office on Aging and Disability Services’ staff will be on hand to provide vouchers to eligible seniors, age 60 and above, who are residents of Somerset County.  Income guidelines require that an individual’s annual income not exceed $22,311, and a married couple’s annual income not exceed $30,044.

 

All applicants must show proof of age and residency, such as a driver’s license or other documentation, and proof of income, such as a current income tax return or social security statement. Office on Aging & Disability Services staff will assist individuals applying for vouchers.

 

For more information, contact the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services toll-free at1-888-747-1122.

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