Low earnings seniors can get coupons for contemporary vegatables and fruits at some farmers markets due to a USDA program. Paula Smith with the Council on Growing old says the vitamin program offers $50 coupons to those that qualify.

Smith says older adults could not at all times have quick access to contemporary meals.

“It might be due to their earnings. It might be due to the place they reside,” she says. “Plenty of instances we see older adults having to make tough selections between shopping for their medicines or getting these contemporary fruits and veggies after they’re on the retailer.”

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There’s an enrollment session Saturday, Might 6, on the Value Hill Recreation Heart, from midday to three pm, with extra classes scheduled.

With the intention to qualify, somebody should:

  • reside in Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton or Warren counties
  • be age 60 or older
  • have an annual family earnings lower than 185% of the poverty degree (max annual earnings of $26,973 for one‐individual family or $36,482 for 2‐individual family)

Smith says every eligible individual in a family could apply

“Seniors Farmers Market Program has been in our area since 2022 and it has been rising ever since. Final yr, we served about 2,300 older adults via this system,” she says. “And this yr we’ve got the capability to serve about 3,200 older adults.”

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Smith says there are about two dozen farmers markets and roadside stands in Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton and Warren counties collaborating, and the Council is wanting to enroll extra.

The headline of this story has been modified to raised mirror the attain of this system.