The Wayne County Area Agency on Aging plans to operate the Senior Farmers Market Voucher Program in 2021, with some changes to the way the vouchers are made available due to the COVID-19 conditions.
Each year, the PA Department of Agriculture provides vouchers that can be redeemed for fresh fruits and vegetables grown in Pennsylvania. Each eligible recipient receives four $6 checks to redeem at qualified farmers’ markets or roadside stands.
To be eligible individuals must be a Wayne County resident, be 60 years or older by Dec. 31 and meet household income guidelines, which for 2021 are $23,828 for one person and $32,227 for two people.
Applications need to be completed, including signature and date of birth, and sent to the Wayne County Area Agency on Aging, 323 Tenth Street, Honesdale 18431. Applications will be processed and vouchers will be mailed on or about July 1.
Applications are available online or by calling the Aging Office at 570-253-4262 to request an application be mailed to you.
To find a farmer’s market or farm stand with eligible farmers, go to www.pafmnp.org. For a market with a phone number, please contact the market for changes to operating hours and guidelines before visiting.