The Berks County Area Agency on Aging is kicking off the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program by distributing checks at the Hispanic Center on July 11th at 10am.
The FMNP is presented in partnership with the PA Department of Agriculture and the Berks County Area Agency on Aging each year starting in June.
Eligible participants must be 60 years of age or older and meeting income guidelines. Participants will receive an annual benefit of $50 in checks to be used at participating farmer’s market stands. Checks will be available at all Berks County Senior Centers and the Berks County Area Agency on Aging office.
Checks can be used to purchase only the fruits, vegetables and herbs grown in Pennsylvania. Look for the white Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program sign at your favorite farm stand or check for participating markets at www.pafmnp.pa.gov.
Checks will be distributed based on availability up to 9/30/23 but can be redeemed through 11/30/23.
Eligibility requirements must be met, and checks are available on a first come first served basis.