Gloucester County Offers Senior Citizens Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Vouchers

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By: SNJ Today Staff

WEST DEPTFORD, N.J. –  Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Jim Jefferson announced that the county will be distributing Senior Farmers’ Market vouchers/checks to eligible Gloucester County Senior Citizens this summer.  

Each eligible person can receive five vouchers, each worth $5 to buy locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs at 21 different farm markets and roadside markets in Gloucester County.  

“This program gives our seniors the opportunity to purchase locally grown fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs from authorized farmers and provides seniors with useful nutritional information to ensure good health,” Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said in a press release.

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.  Effective July 1st the income limits are subject to change.

Freeholder Jim Jefferson, liaison to the Department of Health and Human Services, said that the voucher program promotes a healthy lifestyle for the county’s senior citizens., “A healthy diet is just one key to healthy living. Our local farm and roadside markets sell only the best Jersey-grown fruits and vegetables and by providing seniors with these vouchers, we are promoting that healthy lifestyle,” Jefferson said.

An eligibility application must be completed when picking up the vouchers and the applicant must provide proof of age, residency and total income: Social Security Award Letter, pension statements and Medicaid Card.   

Bank statements and PAAD card are not acceptable proof of income.

Beginning Monday, June 25 through November 30, 2018 vouchers may be picked up at The Division of Senior Services, 115 Budd Blvd., West Deptford between the hours of 8:30 A.M. to 4 P.M.

Participating markets include:

Dehart’s Farm Fresh Produce

355 Jessup Road, Thorofare

1-800-222-0271

Duffield’s Farm Market

280 Chapel Heights Road, Sewell

856-589-7090

Fruitwood Farms, Inc.

419 Elk Road, Monroeville

856-881-7748

Fruit Valley Farm Market

477 Route 322, Mullica Hill,

856-241-7546

G&G Farm Market

1067 Township Line Road, Swedesboro

856-467-8166

Grasso Girls Farm Market

353 Wolfert Station Road, Mullica Hill

856-478-6133

Grasso Girls Farm Market

221 Ogden Station Road, West Deptford

856-478-6133

Haynicz Orchardview Farm Market

1091 Elk Rd – corner of route 553, Monoreville

856-881-1004

Maccherone Farm

770 Bridgeton Pike, Sewell

856-478-2472

Maugeri’s Farm Market

1991 Oldman’s Creek Road, Woolwich Twp.

856-294-9900

Mood’s Farm Market

901 Bridgeton Pike, Mullica Hill

856-478-2500

Muth Family Farm

1640 Pitman Downer Road

Willamstown, 856-582-0363

Rosie’s Farm Market LLC

317 Swedesboro Road, Mullica Hill

856-423-3625

Schaub Farms

166 East Cohawkin Road, Clarksboro

856-423-3625

Sorbello Girls Farm Market

100 Moods Road, Mullica Hill

856-478-9616

Sorbello’s Farm

359 Kings Highway, Mickleton

609-790-3122

Summerwind Farms

3366 Victoria Ave, Newfield

856-207-7792

The Mccann’s Farm

1065 Aura Road, Elk Twp.

856-881-7775

Visalli Farms

795 Elk Road, Monroeville

856-881-5339

Wm. Schober Sons, Inc.

1125 Monroeville Road, Monroeville

856-684-1212

Zimmerman’s Country Market

425 Salina Road, Sewell

856-468-1611

For further information please contact the Division of Senior Services at (856) 384-6900.



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