Low-income Kentuckians 60 and older may be eligible for discounts on fresh produce at farmers markets across the state. The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program issues $28 worth of vouchers to individuals 60-plus with annual income up to $22,311 and couples in that age range with income up to $30,044. The voucher can be redeemed for fresh, locally grown produce at dozens of state-approved farmers markets.
“This program is a great way for many Kentuckians living on fixed incomes to buy healthy fruits and vegetables at the peak of freshness,” said Charlotte Whittaker, AARP state president. “We all know that healthy eating can prolong your life. There’s just no substitute for that.”
For details, including how to get vouchers and where to find participating farmers markets, visit kyagr.com/consumer/senior-farmer-market.html.