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Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH 2013
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 recieve 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.
How do I sign up or find out more information about the program?
Contact the lead agency in your county to learn more.
Visit the Michigan Farmers Market Association website to find a participating farmers market in your area.