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Farmers’ Market Provides Low-Income Individuals Fresh Fruits, Vegetables

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The Passaic County Farmers’ Market operates from June through November. For income requirements, contact the Department of Senior Services after June 15 at 973-569-4060. The program provides eligible low-income individuals with vouchers to purchase fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables and fresh cut herbs from certified farmers and roadside stands.

The program reinforces the importance of using locally grown produce and expands the awareness and use of the local farmers. Each eligible individual will receive five $5.00 vouchers for the season to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs from authorized farmers. Vouchers cannot be redeemed at grocery stores and other food markets.

Requirements:
To be eligible to receive Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program benefits, individuals must be at least 60 years old, a Passaic County resident and meet the programs income requirements. All individuals must complete an application, provide proof of income, residency and personally sign for the vouchers.

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TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Daniel Benson, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Reed Gusciora, Ralph Caputo and Andrew Zwicker to protect special needs students who ride school buses was released last week by an Assembly panel. 

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