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Farmers Market Program offers seniors vegetables
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It is time to start thinking about 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 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 Andrea Fox, Warren County Health Department director.

Authorized farmers provide fresh, unprocessed, Tennessee-grown produce including fruits, herbs and vegetables. This helps the local economy as well as improves the participant’s health. Participants will receive $30 to $40 in vouchers for July and August to be used at the Farmers Market.
To be eligible for the program seniors must be a resident of Warren County and be age 60 or over. There are also income guidelines based on size of household:

• 1 person, $15,678 annual income, $1,307 monthly
• 2 person, $21,112 annual, $1,760 monthly
• 3 person, $26,546 annual, $2,213 monthly
• 4 person, $31,980 annual, $2,665 monthly

The program is made possible through a partnership with the Warren County Health Department and Warren County Farmers Market. To apply for the Senior Farmers Market Program call the Health Department at 473-8468. You must provide proof of residency, age and income.