Have you wondered how to make your grocery dollars stretch and enjoy the great fruits and vegetables from the farmers’ market? The Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program may be the answer for local seniors.
This is a federal program that will provide $30 in checks for income-qualifying seniors age 60 and older to purchase locally grown fresh vegetables and herbs, fruits and honey at a local farmers market. Seniors can earn up to $1,832/month gross, or $21,978 /year gross to qualify for the program and may receive checks only one time in 2016.
Any Barton County senior who is interested may apply at Barton County Health Department from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 12, or Thursday, July 14.
Great Bend’s Summer Street Stroll Farmers Market at Jack Kilby Square will participate in the Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program for 2016. Licensed farmers selling fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables, greens, herbs, and honey are available from 4 to 8 p.m. every Thursday evening.
This is a Chronic Disease Risk Reduction program of Barton County Health Department in partnership with Friendship Meals & ElderCare. For more information, contact Janel Rose at Barton County Health Department (firstname.lastname@example.org or 620-793-1902).