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Vouchers For Produce Available to Seniors Beginning June 16

(Woodbury, NJ) – Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Adam J. Taliaferro 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 16. 

Freeholder Director Damminger,  "Providing our seniors access to healthy food helps keep them healthy and living independently.  We live in heart of the Jersey Fresh region and we are making sure our seniors have access to the fresh produce grown here." 

Freeholder Adam J. Taliaferro, the liaison to the County's Department of Health and Senior Services said, "The count will be able to provide 2,000 vouchers to our seniors this year through this federally funded program.  This extra money for fresh produce will give our seniors a little extra room in their very tight, fixed budgets so they can enjoy the bounty of our area farmers." 

The Farmers' Market Vouchers are for Gloucester County Senior Citizens who have an annual income less then (1) $21,590 and (2) $29,101.  

Seniors are required to provide proof of income (Social Security statement, 2013 Income Tax, 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, 2014. Vouchers are accepted at participating Farmers Market's (each senior will receive a list of participating farmers.) 

The 23 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
  • 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 16  - 1:00 to 3:00PM
Pfeiffer Community Center       
301 Blue Bell Rd., Williamstown, NJ 


Tuesday, June 17 - 1:00 to 3:00PM
Franklinville Community Center  
1584 Coles Mill Rd., Franklinville 


Wednesday, June 18 - 10:00 AM to 12 Noon
Mantua Community Center         
111 East Mercer Ave., Mantua 
 

Thursday, June 19 - 1:00 to 3:00PM
Glassboro Senior Center 
152 S. Delsea Dr., Glassboro 


Friday, June 20- 9:00 AM to 11 AM
Second Baptist Church
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.