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Office on Aging Offers Farmers Market Vouchers

Eligible Residents Can Safely Pick Up Vouchers at Curbside

Post Date:07/09/2020 5:10 PM

SOMERVILLE NJ– The Farmers Market Voucher Program has returned. The Office on Aging and Disability Services is offering farmers market vouchers worth $30 to eligible applicants Vouchers can only be used at participating farmers’ markets for the purchase of fresh New Jersey produce up until November 30. Vouchers will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis and eligible recipients will be able to obtain their vouchers at curbside pickup. Click here for a list of curbside pickup sites.

Residents who are interested in applying must contact the Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. beginning July 13, 2020. County staff will be available to answer residents’ questions by phone toll-free at 1-888-747-1122 or call 908-704-6346.

Eligibility Requirements
Individuals must reside in Somerset County and be 60 years of age or older. An individual’s income cannot exceed $23,606, and a married couple’s income cannot exceed $31,894. Applicants will be required to sign a Self-Declaration of Income form, which states that he or she meets the income guidelines. To receive vouchers, applicants will also be required to fill out a registration form. This year, Individuals will not have to provide proof of identity/residency or income.

Proxy (A Representative for Applicant)
If participants are unable to visit any of the voucher pickup sites, they may send a representative to fill out their paperwork and get his/her vouchers. The representative must be at least 16-years of age or older. A proxy can represent as many individuals as they would like. The proxy will not have to provide identification.

Participating Farm Stands
Farmers Markets that are accepting vouchers  this season are Ripple Hill Farms, Basking Ridge; Bernardsville Farmers Market, Bernardsville; Bridgewater Farmers Market, Bridgewater; Hillsborough Farm County Market, Hillsborough; Dukes Farm to Table Market, Hillsborough; Norz-Hill Farm & Market, Hillsborough; Manville Farmers Market, Manville; Montgomery Farmers Market, Montgomery; John H. Drake Farm, Skillman; North Plainfield Farmers Market, North Plainfield.

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