Virginia’s Farm Market Fresh program helps eligible seniors get fresh produce and supports local farmers and farmers’ markets.
The program offers coupons to low-income residents age 60 or older, which can be exchanged for fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables and fresh-cut herbs at approved farmers’ markets and roadside stands.
Older adults in Amelia, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Nottoway and Prince Edward counties can complete an application at their local Area Agency on Aging, Piedmont Senior Resources, 434-767-5588 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Participation is limited and applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
“We are pleased to once again offer this program to our older adults across the region,” said Interim PSR CEO Thomas Jordan Miles III. “We have room to grow with this program, and we are working with the Department of Aging to ensure social distancing and, if appropriate, the wearing of face coverings during these market events.”
For more information on the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program, visit https://vda.virginia.gov/sfmnp.htm. For more information on Piedmont Senior Resources, visit www.psraaa.org.
The Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services’ Office for Aging Services partners with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, 10 local Area Agencies on Aging and one city government to operate the program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service.