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Vouchers for farmers markets coming soon

May 21, 2019

JEFFERSON -- The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Jefferson County has released its 2019 senior farmers market voucher distribution schedule.

The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program offers eligible low-income seniors the opportunity to purchase fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs from certified farmers.

To be eligible, seniors must be age 60 or above -- or Native American age 55 or above -- and will need to verify their monthly income is at or below 185% of the federal poverty guideline -- $1,926 or less for one person or $2,607 for two people.

Enrolled seniors will receive vouchers worth $25 per household. These vouchers may be used to purchase locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs at approved farmers’ markets or roadside stands. These vouchers are good until Oct. 31.

Vouchers will be available for pick-up beginning June 3 at the Aging and Disability Resource Center, 1541 Annex Road, Jefferson. Pick-up times are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Distribution dates, times and sites are as follows:

-- Monday, June 3, 10 a.m.-noon, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 129 N. Watertown St., Johnson Creek.

-- Thursday, June 6, 10 a.m.-noon, Jefferson Senior Activity Center, 859 Collins Road, Jefferson.

-- Friday, June 7, 10 a.m.-noon, Fort Atkinson Senior Center, 307 Robert St., Fort Atkinson.

-- Monday, June 10, and Monday, June 17, 10 a.m.-noon, Watertown Senior and Community Center, 514 S. First St., Watertown.

-- Wednesday, June 12, 10 a.m.-noon, Lake Mills City Hall, 200 Water St., Lake Mills.

-- Monday, June 24, 10 a.m.-noon, Karl Junginger Memorial Library, 625 N. Monroe St., Waterloo.

The number of vouchers is limited, so they will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Applicants may be required to provide proof of age.

For general information related to the vouchers, call the ADRC office in Jefferson at 920-674-8734.

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