Free 2024 Farmers Market Coupons for Older Adults Coming Soon

The Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES) Nutrition program is distributing free farmers’ market coupons for eligible older adults in July. Available through the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture, the coupon booklets can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at area farmers’ markets.

Each coupon booklet contains a total value of $50 and does not have to be used all at once. Individual coupons are broken down into $5 increments.

Applicants must be Cambridge or Somerville residents who are age 60 or older or disabled and living in elderly housing with a congregate meal program. They must also meet the following income eligibility:

  • Household of 1 – $1,985
  • Household of 2 – $2,694
  • Household of 3 – $3,385
  • Household of 4- $4,085
  • Income is self-declared, do not bring proof of income

Coupon booklets are limited to one per person, while supplies last. Coupons are available on the following dates and locations:

  • July 15, 9:30am-1:30pm and July 16, 11:00am-3:00pm at SCES, 61 Medford Street, 3rd floor, Somerville; sign up required, call 617-628-2601, during business hours Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.
  • July 18, 9:30am-12:30pm – Somerville Senior Center, 167 Holland Street, Somerville; first come, first serve
  • July 19, 9:00-11:30am at Cambridge Senior Center, 806 Mass Ave in Cambridge; first come, first serve
  • July 19, 1:00-3:00pm at North Cambridge Senior Center, 2050 Mass Ave in Cambridge; first come, first serve

Booklets must be picked up in person. Identification with proof of address and date of birth is required to receive the coupons.

To sign up for the SCES coupon distribution call 617-628-2601, during business hours Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm, and ask for the Nutrition Department. If the resident cannot come to a distribution site, they can send someone with a proxy form. Contact the SCES Nutrition Department for more information or a proxy form.

SCES is an equal opportunity provider.