HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ – Deputy Director Commissioner, Jeff Kuhl announced at the recent board meeting that vouchers, for the Hunterdon County Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP), are available for qualifying residents.
The SFMNP promotes nutritional health among New Jersey’s senior citizens by providing them with locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs.
Participation in the SFMNP is limited to those senior citizen residents who are 60 years and older, or turn 60 by July 31, 2023, and meet the household gross income guidelines of, $26,973 for a one-person household and $36,482 for a two-person household. Eligibility and income guidelines change annually with effect from July 1.
“This is a wonderful service for our seniors who cannot afford healthy fresh food options, due to limited income or accessibility. I encourage eligible residents to take full advantage of this great opportunity, to obtain locally grown produce,” Kuhl said.
A one-person household is eligible to receive a $50.00 voucher to use at participating farm stands in New Jersey. Vouchers must be used by November 30, 2023, and are not accepted at grocery stores.
Senior Farmers Market Application forms can be completed on-line at the Hunterdon County website, under ‘Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Application 2023’, or in-person at the Division of Senior, Disabilities and Veteran Services, located at 4 Guantt Place, in Flemington.
For more information contact, Pia Rey-Doklan, SHIP Coordinator at 908-788-1361 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.