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Senior looking at fresh vegetables at a farmer market

Senior Farmers Market:

As of September 1, over eight hundred individuals have been served by the Senior Farmers’ Markets. The Senior Farmers’ Market program helps to provide eligible members with produce and food sourced from local farms, roadside stands, and Community Supported Agriculture farms at no costs. Two local farmers from Whitfield County collaborate with the program by contributing the produce. The program is often administered by the State Counsels on Aging, who provides the farmers’ market vouchers for eligible low-income seniors.

The Senior Farmers’ Markets are held in all fifteen counties and end on September 30, 2023. Each eligible senior that attends is provided $50 of fresh produce. To be eligible to receive benefits, a senior must be at least sixty years of age and have a household income at or below 185% of the federal poverty line. Is this you? Learn how to apply.

For additional information, follow this link to the National Council on Ageing’s article entitled The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program: Key Factors for Older Adults.