SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – The Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Senior Services is pleased to announce the availability of the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition program for 2022.
The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition program provides individuals who are 60 and older and meet the financial eligibility with $30.00 worth of vouchers to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farm stands in New Jersey.
There are many local, community farms that participate in the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition program and each qualified individual will receive a complete list of the farm stands with their voucher package.
The Sussex County Division of Senior Services will be distributing the vouchers at the office of the Division of Senior Services at One Spring Street, 2nd Floor, Newton. Currently, to be eligible, a senior’s income cannot exceed $23,828 annually or $1,986 monthly if single, or $32,227 annually or $2,686 monthly if married, and they must be a Sussex County resident.
Effective July 1, 2022, new income limits will be implemented, therefore, please check with the Division of Senior Services for the new limits. In order to complete an application, seniors must provide proof of age and residency. A driver’s license or utility/phone bill is acceptable proof of residency and age.
The Sussex County Division of Senior Services urges all eligible seniors to participate in this program. If you do not have the ability to make an appointment and come into the office, homebound seniors who qualify may receive vouchers through a proxy.
For additional information about the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition program, the eligibility requirements or proxy requirements, please contact the Sussex County Division of Senior Services at 973-579-0555, ext. 1221 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.