Farmers Market Vouchers available for Senior Citizens.

Farmers Market Vouchers available for Senior Citizens.

The Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program for senior citizens will be available through the Clarion Area Agency on Aging. The FMNP Program, funded under the PA Depart of agriculture, provides eligible participants with $20 worth of vouchers to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at farmer’s markets. Nutritionists recommend eating five or more servings of fruit and vegetable every day. Good nutrition is a critical factor in the health and well-being of senior citizens.

To be eligible, a person must be 60 years of age, live in Clarion County, and meet the annual income guidelines. Eligibility for the program is based on household income. Total income for one person is less than $22,450 and for a couple – total income is less than $30,451.  You must show proof of age and residency.

Consumers will receive a list of eligible farmer’s markets with their vouchers. Distribution senior citizen cantor sites and dates of the vouchers are:

June 11th Rimersburg Center 9 am to 12 pm

June 12th Knox 9 am to 12 pm

June 20th   Rimersburg 9 am to 12 pm

June 20th Allegheny Hills/East Brady 1pm to 4 pm

June 27th   Leeper 9 am to 12 pm

The Clarion Main Street Center will be Tuesdays beginning on June 26th from 9 to noon and Thursday, from 1 to 3 until further notice.

For more information please contact the aging office at 226-4640