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Farmers Market Program
 Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

The 2016 Senior Farmers’ Market Program provides eligible seniors with checks to purchase produce grown in Pennsylvania.  This program, which is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, provides eligible individuals four $5.00 checks to use at any participating Farmers’ Market to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables.  The checks can be used from June 1, 2016 until November 30, 2016.


           
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Examples of proof are:
  • Driver's license
  • PACE card
  • Birth certificate
  • AAA Green Card
  • Baptismal certificate

Social Security and Medicare cards are not acceptable forms of identification.

Residents of Personal Care Homes, Domiciliary Care Homes and Convents are not eligible. 


Homebound individuals may have someone apply for them with the required documentation of age and residency, as well as a completed proxy form.  The proxy form will be available at the sign-up sites and the Area Agency on Aging office.  The form requires both the signature of the senior and the individual picking up the checks; therefore, the proxy form needs completed prior to receiving the vouchers.  Power of Attorney (POA’s) also must complete a proxy form

You must be 60 years or older (as of December 31, 2016), a Westmoreland County resident, and meet income guidelines (up to $21,978 per year for a single person and $29,637 per year for a couple).  Income of all individuals residing in a household must be considered.  There is a one-time sign-up per season.