UNION COUNTY, NJ - With just one date left, Seniors from any municipality in Union County can still apply for the vouchers, if they have not received any in 2016 for the Farmer’s Market program. The program provides free vouchers for income-eligible seniors adults age 60 and above to purchase fresh produce, “Jersey Fresh” fruits, vegetables and herbs from participating farmer’s markets.
In Union County, the final voucher distribution of the season will be held on Wednesday, November 2, at the Roselle Community Center, located at 1268 Shaffer Avenue in Roselle, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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.
Seniors who wish to apply for their vouchers in advance may do so by visiting the Union County Department of Human Services, located in the County Administration Building at 10 Elizabethtown Plaza in Elizabeth (call 888-280-8226 for hours and directions).
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, ucnj.org.
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