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County offering seniors Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program vouchers

County offering seniors Farmers' Market Nutrition Program vouchers

(West Deptford, NJ) -- Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Jim Jefferson announced that the county will be distributing Senior Farmers’ Market vouchers/checks to eligible Gloucester County Senior Citizens this summer. 

Each eligible person can receive five vouchers, each worth $5 to buy locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs at 21 different farm markets and roadside markets in Gloucester County. 

Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, "This program gives our seniors the opportunity to purchase locally grown fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs from authorized farmers and provides seniors with useful nutritional information to ensure good health."

To be eligible for the Farmers’ Market vouchers the senior must be 60 years of age or older, must have an annual income less than $22,311 for a household of one and $30,044 for a household of two.  Effective July 1st the income limits are subject to change.

Freeholder Jim Jefferson, liaison to the Department of Health and Human Services said, “A healthy diet is just one key to healthy living. Our local farm and roadside markets sell only the best Jersey-grown fruits and vegetables and by providing seniors with these vouchers, we are promoting that healthy lifestyle.” 

An eligibility application must be completed when picking up the vouchers and the applicant must provide proof of age, residency and total income: Social Security Award Letter, pension statements and Medicaid Card.   

Bank statements and PAAD card are not acceptable proof of income.

Vouchers will be available on these dates at the listed location:

Monday, June 18 at the Pfeiffer Community Center from 1 to 3 p.m.
301 Blue Bell Road, Williamstown

Tuesday, June 19 at the Franklinville Community Center from 1 to 3 p.m. 1584 Coles Mill Road, Franklinville 

Wednesday, June 20 at the Mantua Community Center from 10 a.m. to noon 111 East Mercer Ave, Mantua

Thursday, June 21 at the Glassboro Senior Center from 1 to 3 p.m. 152 South Delsea Drive, Glassboro 

Friday, June 22 at the Second Baptist Church from 10 a.m. to noon 1534 Pine Street, Paulsboro

Friday, June 22 at the Thorofare Fire Hall from 1 to 3 p.m. 1 Firehouse Lane, Thorofare, NJ 08086

Beginning Monday, June 25 through November 30, 2018 vouchers may be picked up at:

The Division of Senior Services
115 Budd Blvd.
West Deptford
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Participating markets include:

Dehart’s Farm Fresh Produce
355 Jessup Road, Thorofare

Duffield’s Farm Market
280 Chapel Heights Road, Sewell

Fruitwood Farms, Inc.
419 Elk Road, Monroeville

Fruit Valley Farm Market
477 Route 322, Mullica Hill,

G&G Farm Market
1067 Township Line Road, Swedesboro

Grasso Girls Farm Market
353 Wolfert Station Road, Mullica Hill

Grasso Girls Farm Market
221 Ogden Station Road, West Deptford

Haynicz Orchardview Farm Market
1091 Elk Rd – corner of route 553, Monoreville

Maccherone Farm
770 Bridgeton Pike, Sewell

Maugeri’s Farm Market
1991 Oldman’s Creek Road, Woolwich Twp.

Mood’s Farm Market
901 Bridgeton Pike, Mullica Hill

Muth Family Farm
1640 Pitman Downer Road
Willamstown, 856-582-0363

Rosie’s Farm Market LLC
317 Swedesboro Road, Mullica Hill

Schaub Farms
166 East Cohawkin Road, Clarksboro

Sorbello Girls Farm Market
100 Moods Road, Mullica Hill

Sorbello’s Farm
359 Kings Highway, Mickleton

Summerwind Farms
3366 Victoria Ave, Newfield

The Mccann’s Farm
1065 Aura Road, Elk Twp.

Visalli Farms
795 Elk Road, Monroeville

Wm. Schober Sons, Inc.
1125 Monroeville Road, Monroeville

Zimmerman’s Country Market
425 Salina Road, Sewell

For further information please contact the Division of Senior Services at 384-6900.