ELIZABETH, NJ - The annual Farmers’ Market voucher program for seniors is set to begin again on June 25, with income-eligible adults age 60 and up able to receive a total of $25 in free vouchers to purchase fresh produce at designated Farmers’ Markets throughout Union County.

The total of $25 is provided in $5 increments, so that seniors can spread out their purchases to ensure freshness.

Eligible Union County adults can apply for the vouchers by visiting any of the designated distribution sites scheduled during June and July noted below, or by calling the Union County Department of Human Services, Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection toll free at 888-280-8226.

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The vouchers may be used at any Farmers’ Market in Union County that displays the yellow and black WIC poster. As a convenience, farmers offering produce for sale will also be present at several of the voucher distribution sites.

A limited number of vouchers are available and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

To be eligible, a single person’s annual income cannot exceed $22,459 and a married couple’s combined income may not exceed $30,451. Proof of age, residency and income are required at the time of application. A Medicaid card, SSI, SNAP, annual pension, or Social Security statement may serve as proof of eligibility. Proxies applying on another person’s behalf must present proof of eligibility for that person.

Any eligible Union County resident can apply for a voucher at any of the following distribution sites in June and July:

Monday, June 25

Liberty Square Senior Center, 240 Elizabeth Avenue, Elizabeth -- Vouchers 1 - 3 p.m.

Wednesday July 2

Casano Community Center, 314 Chestnut Street, Roselle Park -- Vouchers 1 - 3 p.m.

Wednesday, July 11

Golden Age Towers, 200-220 East Milton Avenue, Rahway -- Vouchers 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Farmer will be at this site

Monday, July 16

Ann Ferguson Towers, 1601 Dill Avenue, Linden -- Vouchers 9 - 11 a.m.

Farmer will be at this site

Thursday, July 19

Peterstown Community Center, 408 Palmer Street, Elizabeth -- Vouchers 9 - 11 a.m.

Monday, July 23

O’Donnell-Dempsey Senior Center, 622 Salem Avenue, Elizabeth -- Vouchers 9 - 11 a.m.

Farmer will be at this site

Wednesday, July 25

Plainfield Senior Center, 400 East Front Street, Plainfield -- Vouchers 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Farmer will be at this site

For more information about the Farmers’ Market program -- or any 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 ucnj.org.