Published in the Interest of the Staunton Community for Over 143 Years

Farmers Market Coupon Books Are Available; Low-Income Older Adults

Farmers market season is in full swing, and older adults may be able to get help buying fresh, local produce.

The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP), administered jointly by the Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) and Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS), offers income-eligible older adults access to up to $50 worth of locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs and honey from certified farmers.

“The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program helps low-income older adults supplement their diets with fresh, seasonal produce,” said IDoA Acting Director Mary Killough. “What’s great...

 

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