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Area Agency on Aging

Posted on: July 18, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Senior Residents Can Still Receive Farmers Market Vouchers

An image of fresh fruits and vegetables promoting the Farmers Market Voucher Program.

HONESDALE -- The Wayne County Area Agency on Aging still has remaining Farmer Market Nutrition Vouchers available for eligible seniors who haven’t received them this season.

The Farmer's Market Nutrition Program provides $20 in vouchers for eligible seniors to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farmer market stands.

The program, sponsored by the PA Department of Agriculture, is open to Wayne County residents age 60 (by Dec. 31) and older. To receive the vouchers, seniors must bring proof of age in the form of a driver’s license, ID card or birth certificate and proof of residency in the form of a utility bill showing a street address.

Income guidelines range from $23,107 for one person to $32,284 for two people.

When picking up vouchers for someone else, even for a spouse or with a power of attorney, you must have a signed proxy form. One can be mailed or faxed by calling the aging office at 570-253-4262 or drop by any of the senior centers prior to the distribution date. You will need to bring proof of age and residence on the day of the distribution as well as the form.

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