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Farm Vouchers Available for 60-Plus Residents

Senior program coupons redeemable at markets, vendors

By Submitted Report
The Tube City Almanac
July 17, 2023
Posted in: Announcements

Food vouchers redeemable at local farmer’s markets will be distributed to local senior citizens beginning on July 25, the Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging has announced.

The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program helps eligible older adults supplement their diets with locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables by providing a set of four vouchers for a total of $50.

Vouchers will be distributed by the AAA senior center network on a first-come, first-served basis, a spokesman said. The vouchers may be used through Nov. 30 to purchase Pennsylvania grown produce from participating vendors at farmers’ markets throughout Allegheny County.

Participating farmer’s markets and vendors in the Mon-Yough area include:

Braddock, Braddock Farm Stand, 612 Braddock Ave., (412) 362-4769
3 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday

Duquesne, Green Grocer, 35 Grant Ave.
11 a.m. to 12 noon, first and third Friday

Elizabeth Twp., Decarlo’s Market, 560 McKeesport Road
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday

McKeesport, Renzie Market, Tulip Drive at Eden Park Blvd.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays

West Mifflin, Duda’s Farm Market, 1029 Lebanon Road
10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday
10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

West Mifflin, Monview Heights, Green Grocer, 48 Midway Drive
11 a.m. to 12 noon, first and third Friday

Wilmerding, Green Grocer, 314 Commerce St.
3:30 to 4:30 p.m., first and third Thursday

Those who are eligible but unable to get to a senior center may designate a proxy to pick up and redeem the vouchers. There is a limit of four proxy forms per person.

Participating senior centers include:

LifeSpan Steel Valley Resource Center, 530 Miller Ave., Clairton
Citiparks Healthy Active Living Center, 5344 Second Ave., Hazelwood
LifeSpan Mon Valley Resource Center, Olympia Shopping Center, Versailles
Eastern Area Adult Services, 519 Penn Ave., Turtle Creek

To be eligible, you must be an Allegheny County resident age 60 or older before Dec. 31, 2023; not live in a residential facility that provides meals; and meet income limitations ($26,973 annual gross income for a one-person household and $36,482 for a two-person household).

For more information on distribution sites, proxy forms, locations of farmers markets and other information about the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, visit the Allegheny Connect website; text “farmer” to 987987; or call the SeniorLine at (412) 350-5460.

Originally published July 17, 2023.

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