Pennsylvania’s annual Seniors Farmers Market NutritionProgram was kicked off in June for income-eligible older adults. The program focuses on assisting older adults in eating a healthy diet. The program provides income-eligible individuals with four coupons or checks totaling $20 that can be exchanged for fruits and vegetables. Vouchers can be used at participating local farm markets and roadside farm stands.
To qualify for the program, individuals must be 60 or older by Dec. 31, 2011. Income eligibility is basis on 185% of the federal poverty income guidelines ($27,214 annual income for a family of two in 2011).
Interested older adults should contact their local Area Agency on Aging. For more information on the program visit: