Farm Fresh for Seniors on tap

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Farm Fresh for Seniors, also known as the Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program, is available through Southern Area Agency on Aging (SAAA).
Eligible seniors may receive $40 worth of coupons that can be used to purchase locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables and cut herbs at participating farmers markets.
The number of people who can participate is limited.
Beginning on Wednesday, May 8, SAAA will take applications over the phone. SAAA also will continue to take applications throughout the following week(s) while the supply of coupons lasts.
People will be eligible to participate if they:
• Are (or will be) 60 years of age or older on or before July 1, 2019.
• Live in Danville, Martinsville, Franklin County, Patrick County, Henry County or Pittsylvania County. Residents of Henry and Pittsylvania counties must have access to and be willing to shop at participating farmers markets outside their county.
• Do not live with and are not an immediate family member of the farmer who grows the produce.
• Have a gross monthly household income that does not exceed the income requirements of the program. The income limit for the program changes from year to year so people who qualified for the program in the past may not be eligible this year.
To apply for coupons, contact Southern Area Agency on Aging at 632-6442 or toll-free at 1-800-468-4571, beginning May 8.
Applicants must be prepared to provide total gross household income information when applying over the phone or in person.