It is once again time for the Warren County Senior Farmers Market Program.
The program will begin in July. The Senior Farmers Market Program is for Warren County residents who are 60 years and older and meet income guidelines. This program is designed to assist seniors in purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables by utilizing vouchers at the Warren County Farmers Market.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for eligible senior citizens to increase their daily servings of fresh fruits and vegetables at no cost, and support our local farming community,” said Linsey Arfsten, health educator with the Warren County Health Department.
Authorized farmers provide fresh, unprocessed, Tennessee-grown produce including fruits, herbs and vegetables. This helps the local economy as well as improves the participants’ health. Participants will receive $40 in vouchers for July and August ($20 for each month) to be used at the Warren County Farmers Market.
To be eligible for the program seniors must meet the following guidelines:
• Be a resident of Warren County
• Be age 60 or over
• Meet income guidelines as shown below:
Size of Family/ Annual/ Monthly Income
• 1 $14,157 — $1,180
• 2 $19,123 — $1,594
• 3 $24,089 — $2,008
• 4 $29,055 — $2,422
The program is made possible through a partnership with the Warren County Senior Center, Warren County Health Department and Warren County Farmers Market. To apply for the Senior Farmers Market Program call the McMinnville-Warren County Senior Center at 473-6559 or the Warren County Health Department at 473-8468.