Farmer’s Market Produce for Eligible Manchester Seniors


Manchester senior citizens are invited to participate in the Massachusetts Farmer’s Market Coupon Program, hosted by SeniorCare, Inc. and the Manchester Council on Aging.  This program is designed to provide an opportunity for older adults to eat more locally-grown fresh vegetables and fruits, enjoy the health benefits and support local farmers. Due to COVID-19 instead of issuing Farmers Market Coupons, bags of fresh produce from local farms will be distributed. Eligible seniors will receive a fresh produce bag twice during the months of July, August, or September valued at $12.50 each for a total value of $25.00 in fresh produce. The second bag will be distributed approximately 30 days from receipt of the first bag.  

Participation is limited and based on a first-come, first-served basis, per person. To register or for more information contact the Council on Aging office at Town Hall.  To qualify for this program:  be at least 60 years of age, have a monthly income at or below $1,968 for a one person household or $2,658 for a two person household or participate in at least one of the following means-tested programs: food stamps/SNAP, fuel assistance/low income home energy assistance, MassHealth, Medicaid, transitional assistance, or emergency aid.

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