Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program available this summer

Vouchers and checks will be distributed to 1,600 Gloucester County senior citizens beginning on June 26.

The Gloucester County Division of Senior Services Nutrition Program will be distributing Senior Farmers’ Market vouchers/checks to 1,600 Gloucester County senior citizens beginning on June 26.

The Farmer’s Market vouchers may be used to buy locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs at 24 different farm markets and roadside markets in Gloucester County.

“This nutrition program helps senior citizens buy fresh grown produce, and help our farmers who grow and sell produce,” Freeholder Director Robert Damminger said. Damminger said that the farmers who participate in the program do so voluntarily.

“We live in the heart of the state’s growing region and providing access to fresh produce is vital to the health of our seniors” said Freeholder Jim Jefferson, liaison to the Division of Senior Services. “Many of our seniors live on a fixed income and every bit helps them and they can use these vouchers to enjoy the abundant produce that is grown locally.”

Each eligible person can receive five vouchers, each worth $5.

To be eligible for the Farmers’ Market vouchers, the senior must be 60 years of age or older, must have an annual income less than $22,311 for a household of one and $30,044 for a household of two.

An eligibility application must be completed when picking up the vouchers and the applicant must provide proof of age, residency and total income: 2016 income tax, pension statements and Social Security or Medicaid card. The PAAD card is not accepted as proof of income.

Vouchers will be available on these dates at the listed location:

Monday, June 26 from 1 to 3 p.m.
301 Blue Bell Road, Williamstown

Tuesday, June 27 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Franklinville Community Center, 1584 Coles Mill Road, Franklinville

Wednesday, June 28 from 10 a.m. to noon
Mantua Community Center, 111 East Mercer Ave, Mantua

Thursday, June 29 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Glassboro Senior Center, 152 South Delsea Drive, Glassboro

Friday, June 30 from 10 a.m. to noon
Second Baptist Church, 1534 Pine Street, Paulsboro
And from 1 to 3 p.m.
Thorofare Fire Hall, 1 Firehouse Lane, Thorofare

Beginning Wednesday, July 5, vouchers may be picked up at The Division of Senior Services, 115 Budd Blvd., West Deptford between 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Vouchers may be used at the following farm markets:

DEHART’S FARM FRESH PRDUCE
355 JESSUP RD
THOROFARE, NJ 08086
(856) 848–2481

DUFFIELD’S FARM MARKET
280 CHAPEL HEIGHTS RD
SEWELL, NJ 08080
(856) 589–7090

FRUITWOOD FARMS INC
419 ELK RD
MONROEVILLE, NJ 08343
(856) 881–7748

FRUIT VALLEY FARM MARKET
477 FRANKLINVILLE RD
MULLICA HILL, NJ 08062
(856) 241–7546

G & G FARM MARKET
1067 TOWNSHIP RD
SWEDESBORO, NJ 08085
(856) 467–8166

GRASSO GIRLS FARM MARKET
353 WOLFERT STATION RD
MULLICA HILL, NJ 08062
(856) 478–6133

GRASSO GIRLS FARM MARKET
221 OGDEN STATION RD
West Deptford, NJ 08096
(856) 478–6133

HAYNICZ ORCHARDVIEW FARM MARKET
1091 ELK RD CORNER OF ROUTE 553
MONROEVILLE, NJ 08343
(856) 881–1004

MACCHERONE FARM
770 BRIDETON PIKE
SEWELL, NJ 08080
(856) 478–2472

MAUGERI’S FARM MARKET
1991 OLDMAN’S CREEK RD
WOOLWICH TWP, NJ 08085
(856) 294–9900

MOOD’S FARM MARKET
901 BRIDETON PIKE
MULLICA HILL, NJ 08062
(856) 478–2500

MURPHY’S FARM MARKET
2137 ROUTE 322
WOOLWICH TWP, NJ 08085
(856) 467–3537

PLATTS FARM MARKET
70 W COHAWKIN RD
CLARKSBORO, NJ 08020
(856) 423–7995

ROSIE’S FARM MARKET LLC
317 SWEDESBORO RD
MULLICA HILL, NJ 08062
(856) 423–3625

SCHAUB FARMS
166 E COHAWKIN RD
CLARKSBORO NJ 08020
(856) 423–3625

SEEDS TO SUCCESS (YFS) #3
500 JOSEPH BOWE BLVD
(GLASSBORO H.S.)
GLASSBORO, NJ 08028
(856) 307–6450

SORBELLO’S FARM
359 KINGS HIGHWAY
MICKLETON, NJ 08056
(609) 790–3122

SORBELLO GIRLS FARM
ROUTE 77 SOUTH BRIDGETON PIKE
MULLICA HILL, NJ 08062
(856) 478–9616

STECHER’S FARM MARKET
895 BRIDGETON PIKE
SEWELL, NJ 08080
(856) 478–0294

SUMMERWIND FARM
3366 VICTORIA AVE
NEWFIELD, NJ 08344
(856) 207–7792

THE MCCANN’S FARM
1065 AURA RD
ELK TWP, NJ 08343
(856) 881–7775

VISALLI FARMS
795 ELK RD
MONROEVILLE, NJ 08343
(856) 881–5339

WM SCHOBER SONS INC
1125 MONROEVILLE RD
MONROEVILLE, NJ 08343
(856) 684–1212

ZIMMERMAN’S COUNTRY MARKET
425 SALINA RD
SEWELL, NJ 08080
(856) 468–1611

For further information please contact the Division of Senior Services at 384–6900.