Union County, NJ – The Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce one additional distribution of 2017 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 Thursday, August 24 at the Roselle Community Center, at 1268 Shaffer Avenue in Roselle, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Seniors from any municipality in Union County can apply for the vouchers, if they have not received any in 2017.
To meet the eligibility requirements, a single person’s annual income cannot exceed $22,311 and a married couple’s combined income may not exceed $30,044. To receive a voucher, seniors should be prepared to show identification with their age, residency and income. A Medicaid card, SSI, SNAP (Food Stamp), annual pension, or social security statement may serve as proof of eligibility.
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 888-280-8226 or 877-222-3737, or visit the Union County website, www.ucnj.org.
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