Press Release

For Immediate Release: September 8, 2016

Union County Freeholders Announce Extended Farmers Market Voucher Distribution Dates for Seniors

downloadUnion County Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen is pleased to announce that the Farmers Market program has been extended through the month of September. Income eligible adults age 60 and above may obtain free $25 vouchers (five $5.00 checks) to purchase “Jersey Fresh” fruits, vegetables and herbs at several Farmers Markets displaying the yellow and black WIC Farmers’ Market poster throughout Union County. 

Union County residents who meet age and income eligibility may apply for the Farmers Market program through the county’s Department of Human Services, Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC), at the two September distribution sites listed below.  Checks will be limited at each distribution site and will be given on a “first-come first-served” basis.

A single person’s annual income cannot exceed $21,978 and a married couple’s combined income may not exceed $29,637. Proof of age, residency and income are required at time of application.

Union County Senior Farmer’s Market Voucher Distribution Schedule for September 2016:

Thursday September 15
Covenant Manor
623 East Front St., Plainfield
Vouchers 10:00 am-12:00 noon
 
Wednesday September 28
Golden Age Towers
200-220 E. Milton Avenue
Vouchers 9:00 to 11:00 am

For more information about the Farmer Market nutrition program, or any services provided by the Union County Department of Human Services, Division of Aging and Disability Resource (ADRC), call 1-888-280-8226 or 877-222-3737 or visit the county’s website, www.ucnj.org.

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