Sign Up Time for Seniors Farmers Market Coupons

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Sign up at the Red River Council on Aging for the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program. Regina Horton can help with your applications.

Horton told The Journal they are a little over half way to filling their local quota of about 200 participants. So if you qualify you may receive coupons redeemable at participating Farmers Markets in our area.

The program serves low-income seniors at least 60 years of age whose household income is not more than 185 percent of the Federal Income Poverty Guidelines. Horton says they will take applications for the program until September or until they have fulfilled the yearly quota.

The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program, known as SFMNP, provides low-income seniors with coupons that may be exchanged for fresh fruits and vegetables, honey and fresh-cut herbs at farmers markets and roadside stands. Pictured above is the selection of foods that were available at Anderson’s Produce on Highway 174. Owner Jason Anderson said, “We will be participating in the program and redeeming seniors’ coupons at our produce stand this spring and summer.”

Last year participants must recertify and newcomers to the program are also welcome to enroll. Come see Regina Horton at the Council on Aging from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday through Friday. She will assist with your application.

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