Eligible Union County seniors can apply for Farmers’ Market vouchers by mail – Union County, New Jersey
Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Commissioners would like to inform our residents about our Farmers Market Voucher Program. Farmers’ Market vouchers are available to eligible Union County seniors and will be distributed by mail, due to ongoing concerns over Covid-19.
To be eligible, seniors must be 60 years of age or older. The annual income of a single person cannot exceed $1,986 per month and the combined income of a married couple cannot exceed $2,686 per month.
“Our local farmers’ markets are community gathering places, and the voucher program helps eligible seniors participate in a popular social activity while adding a healthy variety of fresh produce to their diet and also supporting farmers,” said said County Commissioner Chairman Alexander Mirabella.
Each eligible senior can get five vouchers worth $6.00 each for a total of $30.00 to purchase “Jersey Fresh” fruits, vegetables and herbs at farmers markets that display the black WIC signs and yellow.
Eligible seniors can request a voucher application form by calling the Union County Division on Aging, 908-527-4870 or 888-280-8226, weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Requests can also be submitted after hours and on weekends, by leaving a voicemail message including name, address and phone number, or by emailing the information to Kathleen Malkiewicz, Director of nutrition program, at [email protected] Ms. Malkiewicz can also be reached at 908-527-4877 during business hours.
Please note that seniors who applied last year do not need to reapply and should call Union County Division on Aging, 908-527-4870 or 888-280-8226 to receive vouchers. This year.
A limited number of vouchers are available and requests will be assessed on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
Face coverings and social distancing may be required when visiting Farmers Market venues during this summer season.
Participating Union County Farmers Markets are located at:
- Cranford (Dreyer Farms, 831 Springfield Ave)
- Elizabeth (Elizabeth Avenue Farmers’ Market, Union Square between Elizabeth Avenue and High Street)
- Kenilworth (455 Blvd)
- Plainfield (Watchung Avenue and East 6th Street, across from City Hall)
- Rahway (Rahway Farmer’s Market, at NJ Transit Train Station Plaza
- Roselle Park (Roselle ark Farmers’ Market, at Chestnut Street and East Grant Avenue)
- Scotch Plains (Scotch Plains Farmers’ Market, municipal parking lot at 430 Park Avenue)
- Springfield (66 Mountain Avenue)
- Summit (Park & Shop #2, at Maple Street and DeForest Avenue)
- Westfield (NJ Transit train station, North Avenue parking lot)
For more information about the Farmers Market Nutrition Program or any service provided by the Aging and Disability Resource Division of the Union County Department of Social Services, call 1-888-280-8226 or visit online at ucnj.org/aging. Please note that in-person services may be limited or changed due to the current Covid-19 pandemic.
For information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including the Union County COVID-19 Testing Center at Kean University, Unit mobile test, information on vaccination, emergency food distribution and other support services, visit ucnj.org/covid19. General information about COVID-19 is available from the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.
For all Union County programs and services, visit ucnj.org, call public information line, 877-424-1234, email [email protected] or use the website Contact form.
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