$50 in Coupons Available for Seniors to use at local Farmers’ Markets

The United States Department of Agriculture has a Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program which provides fresh, nutritious, unprepared locally grown fruits, vegetables, fresh cut herbs and honey through farmers’ markets and roadside stands. 

The Farmers’ Market Senior Coupon Application is available online and very simple to complete. No documents are required to be uploaded. Applicants self-attest to verify income level and age by clicking on an agreement statement. Individuals may re-apply for the program each year. 

To be eligible, seniors must live in Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton or Warren counties, be age 60 or older and have an annual household income that is less than 185% of the poverty level. There is a chart available online to see the 2024 qualifying household income levels. Each eligible senior in a household may apply. 

Eligible foods include locally grown, fresh vegetables, fresh cut herbs, fruits and honey. There is an Eligible Food List available online to review.

When applying, applicants may list a designated shopper who will be permitted to pick up the produce for them. One person may shop for up to two other people. This is helpful for applicants who have mobility or other transportation difficulties.

Questions about the application and program details may be directed to a representative at the Council on Aging, though one does not need to be a member of the Council on Aging to apply. More details about the application process may be found on the Council of Aging website. One may also call (800) 252-0155 and select Option 2, or send an email, to reach a representative.

You can find more resources related to seniors and nutritional resources by selecting the “Senior Citizens” and or “Food & Cothing” category tabs on our Social Service “Utilization Library” page.

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