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Help for Buying Fresh Produce

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Eating fresh vegetables and fruits is part of a healthy lifestyle, but it can be expensive. That’s why AARP Pennsylvania wants residents on fixed incomes to know they may be eligible for four $5 checks redeemable at qualified farmers markets and roadside stands, beginning June 1.

The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program offers the checks to Pennsylvanians 60 and older whose annual income does not exceed $22,311 for an individual or $30,044 for a couple.

The checks are distributed first come, first served, and are good only for fresh produce purchased from participating vendors at 828 farm stands and 202 farmers markets across the state.

For details, call your local Area Agency on Aging.

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