Farmer’s Market Vouchers Assist Native Farmers Provide Wholesome Groceries | New Albany
NEW ALBANY • The Three Rivers Area Agency on Aging is now offering a Senior Farmers Market Program that distributes $ 25 worth of vouchers that can be redeemed for products sold in farmers’ markets in eight counties – including Union – in Three Rivers Planning and Development District to be sold.
The aim of the program is to help farmers in the area and provide healthy food to seniors, program officials said this week.
Seniors aged 60 and over are entitled to the vouchers.
Each county covered by Three Rivers will receive 300 coupons, according to Wade Holland, the SHIP Medicare advisor for the Area Agency on Aging Program.
“Each recipient receives five $ 5 vouchers that they can redeem at a farmers’ market. They need to sign an application stating that they are 60 years old and earn less than $ 50,000 a year, ”said Holland. “We want to help our local farmers and also help the elderly. We want to make sure they have access to healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, eggs and honey available in the markets. “
Holland said the coupons will expire on September 25th.
Holland said Three Rivers will work with supervisors in each county to get them the vouchers. Those interested should contact their local supervisor for more information.
The Biscuit and Jam Farmer’s Market is located on Bankhead Street and Main Street in New Albany. The phone number is 662-534-1916. Glenfield Market is located on S. Glenfield Road. The phone number is 662-598-5607.
The counties that will receive the vouchers are Calhoun, Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lafayette, Lee, Monroe, Pontotoc, and Union.