Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Begins

Anderson County, S.C. – Anderson County Seniors may apply for produce vouchers as part of the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program June 5 – June 7, 2019. The Anderson County Senior Citizens Program and the Anderson County Farmers Market, in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Social Services and other state agencies, will issue vouchers to eligible senior citizens. The vouchers can be used to purchase produce at participating farmers markets through October 15, 2019. Each eligible person will receive $25 worth of coupons. Vouchers are issued on a first come first served basis until the supply is exhausted.

Individuals aged 60 or older, with a low monthly income, or who receive SSI or EBT benefits are eligible for these free coupons. Individuals must apply in person; provide proof of their identity, age and their Anderson County residency. Applicants must also meet household income eligibility limits. Information regarding the income of all household members is required to determine eligibility.

Individuals wishing to apply for homebound seniors must provide a statement from the senior granting permission to submit an application on their behalf. Proof of identity and proof of income for the homebound senior must be presented at time of application.

The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program’s goal is to supplement the diets of low-income seniors with fresh, nutritious produce while supporting South Carolina’s small farmers. South Carolina is one of several states that receive funds from the USDA to operate this program. Anderson County is proud to support and offer this program.

Application vouchers will be at the following locations; vouchers are available first come, first served.

June 5 at 8am: Iva Farmers Market

June 6 at 8am: Belton Farmers Market

June 7 at 8am: Anderson County Farmers Market


Media Contact:         Kelly Jo Barnwell, Seniors Program Coordinator