The Seniors Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program is offered statewide in Delaware from June thru October each year. The program provides fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, and honey at no cost to low-income senior citizens at 15 farmers’ markets and 14 on-farm markets in Delaware. Funding for the program is provided by the Delaware Department of Agriculture and the United States Department of Agriculture.
Seniors may register for the program at local senior centers. Eligible seniors will receive a booklet of five $10 coupons (for a total of $50) which can be used at participating farmers’ markets to purchase fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, or honey. Recipients may redeem the coupons through October 31 and may designate another person to shop for them if they are unable to attend a farmers’ market.
Coupons are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning in late June, and continuing while funds are available. A waitlist is kept for eligible seniors who do not receive coupons due to a shortfall in available coupons.
Eligible seniors can print out the forms and complete them prior to attending one of the registration sites. The distribution of coupons is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Mailed applications will not be accepted.
Participants may only purchase from this list of eligible fruits, vegetables, herbs, and honey at the farmers’ markets.
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