SENIOR FARMER’S MARKET VOUCHERS
Senior Farmers’ Market Vouchers are offered to seniors to purchase fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs from certified farmers. The vouchers are provided by a grant from USDA Food and Nutrition Service and brought to you by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and local partner groups.
Who is eligible?
Any senior that is age 60 or older and has a gross monthly income that is less or equal to SFMNP income guidelines below may qualify for $25.00 in free vouchers to be used at certified farmers’ markets and roadside stands that display a yellow vendor sign.
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How do the vouchers work?
You can take your vouchers to any participating farmers’ market or roadside stand. Nearly every county in the state has at least one participating market. You can even take them with you when you are traveling throughout the state. Look for the yellow sign on the stands that states they accept vouchers.
Change will not be given if you buy less than the amount of the voucher(s). If the price of what you buy is higher than the amount of the voucher(s), you can make up the difference with cash or another check. You cannot give your voucher(s) to someone else.
Why can I buy only locally grown produce with my Senior Farmers’ Market vouchers?
One goal of the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program is to increase the use of farmers markets in order to support the local economy. Eating locally grown produce from farmers’ markets:
- Gives you an opportunity to purchase fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs
- Supports small family farms in Wisconsin and neighboring communities
- Invests directly in your community
- Allows for crops to be harvested at the best time for freshness, which improves the nutritional quality and flavor of produce
- Provides you with produce that was grown with fewer pesticides
How to apply for Senior Farmers’ Market vouchers?
Contact Melissa Larson, Food Access & Resources Manager at 715-280-3238, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may sign up directly at your local Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC office). If you live in West CAP’s service area, see below for the contact numbers you may call to learn how to sign up locally in your county of residence:
Barron County : 715-537-6225
Chippewa County: 715-726-7777
Dunn County: 715-232-4006
Pepin County : 715-672-8945
Pierce County: 715-273-6780
Polk County: 877-485-2372
St. Croix County: 715-381-4360
- The vouchers are in $5 increments and change cannot be given back. If items cost more than the $5 vouchers you can use cash or EBT benefits to make up the difference. You can use all $25 at once or spread the 5($5.00) vouchers out throughout the summer.
- All vouchers must be used by October 31, 2022.
- Vouchers cannot be used at a grocery store.
- All items purchased with the vouchers must be Wisconsin grown and non-processed fruits and vegetables. Meats, processed food and decorative flowers cannot be purchased with the vouchers.
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