Coupons make fresh produce more affordable

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 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 through Oct. 31.

Each eligible senior receives five $5 coupons for a total of $25. The program issues the coupons 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 coupons.

For a list of Farmer’s Markets participating in the program, visit

Complete income guidelines and a list of locations to pick up coupons are available on the Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program Web site at

Or call Family Nutrition Services in Juneau, 465-3100.