Farmers' Market Coupons available this month
June 1, 2018
June is the month the state begins distributing coupon booklets for the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program. Each book includes six coupons, worth $5 each, which can be used through Oct. 31.
Coupons are issued to low-income seniors and can be exchanged for fresh Alaska-grown fruits, vegetables, fresh-cut herbs and honey at farmers’ markets and authorized farms and roadside stands.
The program distributes 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.
Complete income guidelines and other information is on the Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program Web site at https://bit.ly/1Uylb86
The site includes a link for application proxy forms, with Hmong, Korean, Russian and Spanish translations available upon request.
A list of agencies distributing the coupon booklets is at https://bit.ly/2IQmYsA
For a list of authorized locations to use the coupons, listed by region, visit https://bit.ly/2xmOQ2b
Or call Family Nutrition Services in Juneau, 465-3100.