The USDA Pennsylvania Farmers Market Nutrition Program provides low-income seniors with a way to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from participating local farmers. Income-qualified Franklin County citizens who are at least 60 years old can receive $20 in vouchers to be redeemed for local produce. The food vouchers may be picked up at the Area Agency on Aging Office and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are expended.
Vouchers can be used at the following participating farmers’ markets:
-- Andrews Farm Market, 9523 Lincoln Way West, St. Thomas
-- Benedict’s Produce, 3766 Brechbill Loop Road, Chambersburg
-- Campus Farm Market, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg
-- C&R Produce, 9823 Lincoln Way West, St. Thomas
-- Cheesetown Produce Farm, 2567 Edenville Road, Chambersburg
-- Country Creek Produce, 2106 Lincoln Way, Chambersburg
-- Frieses Orchard, 7283 Fort McCord Road, Chambersburg
-- Jim’s Farm Market, 255 Grant St., Chambersburg
-- Maplewood Farm Market, 8564 Olde Scotland Road, Shippensburg
-- North Square Farmers Market, North Main Street, Chambersburg
-- Paul’s Country Market, 6374 Nunnery Road, Waynesboro
-- Shatzer’s Fruit Farm, 2197 Lincoln Way West, Chambersburg
-- Toigo Orchards, 750 South Mountain Estates Road, Shippensburg
-- Tracy’s Orchard, 12483 Hollowell Church Road, Greencastle
-- Waynesboro FM, 16 Main St., Waynesboro.
Income qualifications are as follows:
-- Household Income for one person is $23,107, or lower
-- Household income for a two-person household is $31,284, or lower
-- Household income for a three-person household is $39,461, or lower
-- Household income for a four-person household is $47,638, or lower
-- Household income for a five-person household is $55,815, or lower
-- Household income for a six-person household is $63,992, or lower.
For more information, contact the Franklin County Area Agency on Aging Office at: (717) 263-2153.