MID FLORIDA COMMUNITY SERVICES *SUMTER COUNTY*

410 E Belt Avenue   Bushnell, FL 33513

Mailing Address

410 E Belt Avenue   Bushnell, FL 33513

352-796-4060 Fax - Brooksville
352-568-0446 Fax

SENIOR FARMERS' MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM

SERVICE PHONES:
352-793-6111 Senior Services
352-793-5234 I & R

SERVICE DESCRIPTION:The Elder Farmers' Market Nutrition Program supports good nutrition by providing low-income elders living in select counties in Florida with coupons that can be redeemed for locally grown, fresh fruits and vegetables from participating farmers at local farmers' markets.

Upon application through the local lead agency, eligible elders receive $40 worth of coupons (10 coupons worth $4 each) that can be exchanged for fresh, locally grown produce. Coupons are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning in early April, and continuing while funds are available. A waiting list is kept for eligible elders who do not receive coupons due to a shortfall in available coupons. Coupons may be used from April 1 through July 31 of that year. Funds remaining from coupons that remain unspent on August 1 are reallocated to direct purchase of pre-bundled produce or may be issued in the form of coupons, which are subsequently distributed to those on the waiting list and then to other eligible elders who also did not participate during the coupon season.

Only produce grown in Florida or within 50 miles of the market, and sold in its natural state, may be purchased with coupons. Coupons cannot be used to buy produce that a farmer has purchased from a wholesaler or non-local farmer, and they cannot be used to buy any processed foods.

ELIGIBILITY:Age 60 and older; must meet certain income requirements.

HOURS:Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm

INTAKE PROCEDURE:Call to apply.

FEES:None.

SERVICES:

  • Farmers Markets for Food Vouchers

AREA SERVED:Sumter County

SITE HOURS:8am-5pm

LANGUAGES SPOKEN:english

ACCESSIBILITY: Designated Parking, Full Wheelchair Access

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