The Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES) Nutrition program is distributing free farmers’ market coupons for eligible older adults in August. Available through the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture, the $25 coupon booklets can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at area farmers’ markets.
Applicants must be Cambridge or Somerville residents 60 years or older or disabled and living in elderly housing with a congregate meal program. They must also meet the following income eligibility:
- One-person household with a monthly income at or less than $2,096 per month
- Two-person household with a monthly income at or less than $2,823 per month
- Three-person household with a monthly income at or less than $3,551 per month
- Four-person household with a monthly income at or less than $4,279 per month
Coupon booklets are limited to one per person, while supplies last.
Advance registration is open for coupon pickup at the SCES offices on the following date:
Aug. 8 from 9 to 3 on the third floor at 61 Medford St. in Somerville. Call 617 628 2601 and ask for the nutrition department to sign up.
The below coupon pickup sites are walk-in and do not require registration. All parking is on-street.
Aug. 9 from 1 to 3:30 at the Ralph and Jenny Senior Center (9 New Washington St, Somerville)
Aug. 10 from 10 to 1 at the Somerville Senior Center (167 Holland St, Somerville)
Aug. 11 from 10 to 2 at the Cambridge Senior Center (806 Mass Ave, Cambridge)
Aug. 12 from 1 to 3 at the North Cambridge Senior Center (2050 Mass Ave, Cambridge)
Booklets must be picked up in person. Identification with proof of address and date of birth is required to receive the coupons. If the resident cannot come to a distribution site, they can send someone with a proxy form. Call 617 628 2601 and ask for the Nutrition Department if you need more information or a proxy form. SCES is an equal opportunity provider.