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“Jersey Fresh” Farmers’ Market Vouchers Available for Union County Seniors

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“Jersey Fresh” Farmers’ Market Vouchers Available for Union County Seniors Credits: Union County
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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Once again income-eligible senior adults will be able to obtain free vouchers to purchase “Jersey Fresh” fruits, vegetables and herbs at local Farmers’ Markets in Union County, according to an announcement by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. 

The vouchers are funded by the State of New Jersey Farmers’ Market Program, through the Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection in the Department of Human Services. Each eligible senior will receive five vouchers worth $5 each, for a total of $25.

The program was designed in four increments to enable seniors to purchase produce in smaller amounts, helping to ensure freshness.

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To be eligible for the vouchers, an individual must be a resident of Union County, age 60-years or older, have an annual income that does not to exceed $22,311.00 for a single person or a combined/couple income of $30,044.00.

To apply for the vouchers, fill out an advance registration form available at the Casano Community Center located at 314 Chestnut Street, in Roselle Park.

The vouchers will be distributed on August 2, 2017, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the center. To pick up your vouchers, you must present proof of income such as a Medicaid card, SSI card, Food Stamp (now SNAP program) verification, or annual pension and Social Security statement.

For more information contact Rupen Shah at 908-245-0666.

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