Starting in June, the Area Agency on Aging of Dane County, will distribute farmer’s market vouchers to seniors for use in purchasing $25 worth of fruit, vegetables or herbs at Farmer’s Markets and roadside farm stands in Wisconsin during the 2016 season (June 1st to October 30th, 2016). The vouchers are distributed on a first come/first serve basis to those 60 or older, who have gross incomes under the 180% poverty level, which is $21,978 per year (or $1,832/month) for a one person household and $29,637 (or $2,470/month) for a two person household. One set of vouchers per household regardless of size of household.
Vouchers can not be mailed.
To get vouchers, you may be asked to prove your eligibility. Please bring along a picture ID showing your birth date, plus one of the following showing your income: 2015 or 2016 income tax, Homestead Credit form, social security allotment statement, or subsidized housing review letter.
If you need someone to pick up vouchers for you, an application needs to be completed and signed by you and brought along when your designee picks up the vouchers for you. To receive an application prior to pick up dates, contact your local senior services center or Mary Browning at 261-5678.
Vouchers will be handed out at various locations throughout Dane County. Dates and locations will be announced mid-May. If you received vouchers last year, you will be sent a letter mid-May with the distribution location and times. No appointment necessary.
“This institution is an equal opportunity provider.”
NESCO’s distribution date and time is June 13th from 10:30—11:30 am at Warner Park.