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Produce Vouchers to Seniors Will Be Available Beginning June 17

(Woodbury, NJ) – Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Lyman Barnes announced today that the county will offer $20 in vouchers to income eligible seniors to buy fresh produce at designated local farmers markets.  Voucher distribution will begin on Monday, June 17.
 
“Gloucester County will be distributing 2000 vouchers to our eligible seniors so they can purchase produce from our participating farmers markets,” said Freeholder Director Damminger.   “Providing our seniors access to healthy food helps keep them healthy and living independently,” Damminger said.
 
Freeholder Lyman Barnes, the liaison to the County’s Department of Health and Senior Services said, “This federally funded program gives our seniors a little extra room in their very tight, fixed budgets so they can enjoy the bounty of ourarea farmers.”
 
The Farmers’ Market Vouchers are for Gloucester County Senior Citizens who have an annual income less then $21,257 for one and less than$28,694 for two.
 
Seniors are required to provide proof of income (Social Security statement, 2012 IncomeTax, Medicare & Pension statements, Bank statement or Medicaid Card) and fill out an eligibility application before receiving their vouchers.  The PAAD card is not accepted.
 
Vouchers can be used through November 30, 2013. Vouchers are accepted at participating Farmers Market’s (each senior will receive a list of participating farmers.)
 
The 24 locations where seniors can use the vouchers this year include:
 
County Hills Farm Market, Sewell
DeHart’s Farm Fresh Produce, Thorofare
Duffield’s Farm Market, Sewell
Ever Fresh Produce, Swedesboro
Ferrucci Bros., Newfield
Fruit Valley Farmers Market, Mullica Hill
Fruitwood Farms, Inc., Monroeville
G & G Farm Market, Swedesboro
Grasso Girls Farm Market, Mullica Hill
Haynicz Orchardview Farm Market, Monroeville
Hedgerow Farm, Williamstown (AC Farmers’ Market)
Maccherone Farm, Sewell
Maugeri’s Farm Market, Woolwich
McCann’s Farm, Elk Township
Mood’s Farm Market, Mullica Hill
Platt’s Farm Market, Clarksboro
Rosie’s Farm Market, Mullica Hill
Schaub Farms, Clarksboro
Seeds to Success Youth Farm Stand, Glassboro
Sorbello Girls Farm Market, Elk Township
Sorbello’s Farm, Mickleton
Visalli Scattered Acres, Monroeville
Wm. Schober Sons, Inc., Monroeville
Zimmerman’s Country Market, Sewell
 
Gloucester County Senior Services will distribute the Vouchers on the following days at the following locations:
 
Monday, June 17  - 1:00 to 3:00PM
Pfeiffer Community Center       
301 Blue Bell Rd.
Williamstown, NJ
 
Tuesday, June 18 - 1:00 to 3:00PM
Franklinville Community Center  
1584 Coles Mill Rd., Franklinville
 
Wednesday, June 19 - 1:00 to 3:00PM
Mantua Community Center         
111 East Mercer Ave., Mantua
 
Thursday, June 20 - 1:00 to 3:00PM
Glassboro Senior Center 
152 S. Delsea Dr., Glassboro
 
Friday, June 21- 9:00 AM  to 11 AM
Second Baptist Church (Paulsboro)   
1534 Pine St., Paulsboro
and
Thorofare Fire Hall    1:00 to 3:00PM
1 Firehouse Rd., West Deptford
 
If you have any further questions please contact the office 384-6900.