Get your coupons for fresh, local produce
Alaska's food-growing season is kicking into high gear and Alaska farmers grow some of the best produce in the country, so now's the time to pick up your sheet of coupons for locally-grown fruits and vegetables. The coupons come from the Senior Farmer's Market Nutrition Program and can be used at local farmer's markets around the state. Each coupon sheet contains five $5 coupons for a total of $25 per sheet. The program issues the coupon sheets to senior centers and other agencies, which pass them on to seniors age 60 or older who meet the program's income guidelines. Call your local senior center for information on getting your coupon sheet.
Complete income guidelines and a list of farmer's market locations and times statewide is available on the Senior Farmer's Market Nutrition Program Web site at http://dhss.alaska.gov/dpa/Pages/nutri/fmnp/fmnpsenior.aspx.
Or call Family Nutrition Services in Juneau, 465-3100.