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County to Distribute Produce Vouchers to Seniors

(Woodbury, NJ) - Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Deputy Director Warren S. Wallace announced today that the county will offer $20 in vouchers to income eligible seniors to buy fresh produce at designated local farmers markets.

"We live in the heart of a fruit and vegetable producing region and this program offers our seniors access to the fresh fruits and vegetables that are grown right here." said Freeholder Director Damminger. "Each year more farmers accept the vouchers from this federally funded program at their stands and stores and we are grateful for their participation," Damminger said.

"Having your health means everything, and it is easier to achieve a healthy lifestyle when there is access to healthy food. The County will distribute 3,000 vouchers to help our seniors purchase produce from our local farms," stated Freeholder Deputy Director Warren S. Wallace, the liaison to the County's Department of Health and Senior Services.

Through the federally funded program eligible seniors will receive four $5.00 voucher this year.

Seniors must be 60 years of age or older and have an annual income less than $20,147 for one and less than $27,214 for two. Seniors must show proof income (2010 Income Tax, Social Security statement and Pension or Medicaid card).

Vouchers can be used July 1, 2011 through November 30, 2011. Vouchers are accepted at participating Farmers Market's (each senior will receive a list of participating farmers.)

The 27 locations where seniors can use the vouchers this year include:

DeHart's Farm Fresh Produce, Thorofare
Duffield's Farm Market, Sewell
F & R Grasso, Mullica Hill
FAR Wind Farm, LLC, Williamstown
Fruit Valley Farmers Market, Franklinville
Farmer Frank's Farm Market, Mt. Royal
Fruitwood Farms, Inc., Monroeville
G & G Farm Market, Swedesboro
Haynicz Orchardview Farm Market, Monroeville
Heritage Station, Mullica Hill
Maccherone Farm, Sewell
Maugeri's Farm Market, Woolwich (new this year)
McCann's Farm, Elk Township
Mood's Farm Market, Mullica Hill
Platts Farm Market, Clarksboro
Red Oak Farm, Newfield
Rosie's Farm Market, Mullica Hill
Saviore Organic Farms, Haddonfield Farmers Market (new this year)
Schaub Farms, Clarksboro
Seeds to Success Youth Farm Stands in Glassboro, Woodbury and Paulsboro
Sorbello Girls Farm Market, Elk Township
Visalli Scattered Acres, Monroeville (new this year)
Woodbury Farmers Market, Woodbury
Wm. Schober Sons, Inc., Monroeville
Zimmerman’s Country Market, Sewell

Gloucester County Senior Services will distribute the Vouchers on the following days at the following locations:

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Mantua Community Center 9:30AM to 11:30AM

Glassboro Senior Center 1:00PM to 3:00PM

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Thorofare Fire Hall 9:30AM to 11:30AM

Second Baptist Church (Paulsboro) 1:00PM to 3:00PM

Wednesday, June 29th , 2011

Pfeiffer Community Center (Williamstown) 9:30AM to 11:30AM

Franklinville Community Center 1:00PM to 3:00PM

Residents with questions can call Gloucester County Senior Services at (856) 686-8327