Somerville Cambridge Elder Services is providing farmers’ market coupons for eligible participants starting mid-July, 2020.
Coordinated through the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture, the program provides income eligible older adults with $25 in coupon vouchers to purchase locally grown produce at participating farmers’ markets. Coupons can be used to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, and honey.
For more information on how to receive the coupons, please call the Nutrition Department at Somerville Cambridge Elder Services at 617-628-2601. Coupons are limited and available while supplies last. If coupons run out, applicants may request to be put on a waiting list.
- Coupons are accepted by participating farmers’ market stands. Look for a green and white sign that says “Farmers Market Coupons Accepted.” Many farmers’ markets also accept SNAP benefits (Food Stamps) and may even double the value.
- The total coupon book is worth $25, each coupon voucher is worth $2.50, no change can be given for voucher purchases.
- Coupons expire Oct. 31, 2020.
- One coupon book per eligible person each year.
- Applicants must be 60 years or older, or under 60 disabled living in elderly housing with a Congregate meal program.
- Low income (at or below 185% poverty level, food stamps)
- Residents of Somerville and Cambridge only
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