Vouchers help low-income seniors buy market produce

Jun 1st, 2022 | By | Category: Food

Older adults in Pierce County can use vouchers to buy vegetables and fruit from farmers markets and farm stores.

The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program issues the vouchers to low-income seniors who live in Pierce County, are at least 60 years old (55-plus for Native Americans or Native Alaskans), have a valid government-issued identification, and have monthly incomes of less than $2,096 for a one-person household and $2,823 for a two-person household. For households of three or more people, applicants should add $728 for each additional person.

Applications are available at www.piercecountywa.gov/farmersmarket or by calling Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources at 253-798-4600 or 1-800-562-0332.

A  list of farmers markets is in the Things to Do feature of seniorscene.org.

Fruit and veggies, like these at the Puyallup Farmers Market, can be purchased with county-issued vouchers by older Pierce County residents.