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Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH 2014
GOOD NEWS FOR 2014! The FARM BILL has passed and has been signed by the President. Visit this site often for more information on Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH 2014!!
The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, known as Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH in Michigan, provides older adults who qualify with unprocessed, Michigan-grown products from authorized farmers markets and roadside stands throughout Michigan.
Qualified older adults and Wisewoman participants receive coupons that are used to purchase Michigan-grown produce at registered roadside stands and farmers markets. Eligible items include: berries, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, beans, honey, and more.
The program is free for both the participant and the farmer. It's truly a win-win for Michigan farmers and older adults!
Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH originates from U.S. Department of Agriculture funding. It is part of the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program and these federal dollars come out of the federal Farm Bill. The program was designed to benefit both farmers and seniors.
To qualify, and older adult must be:
- 60 years of age or older
- Have a total household income of 185% of poverty or less
- Live in the county where the coupons are issued
You may also receive coupons if you are a participant in the MDCH Wisewoman program.
To find out if you live in a participating county, please contact the lead agency in your county to learn more.
To find a roadside stand or market that participates in Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH, please Visit the Michigan Farmers Market Association website to find a participating farmers market in your area.