Farmers Market Vouchers

    The Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program for senior citizens is available through the Clarion Area Agency on Aging.  The FMNP program, funded under the PA Department of Agriculture, provides eligible participants with $20 worth of vouchers to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at farmer’s markets. 

     Nutritionists recommend eating five or more servings of fruit and vegetables every day.  Good nutrition is a critical factor in the health and well-being of senior citizens.

     To be eligible, a person must be at least 60 years of age, live in Clarion County, and meet the annual income guidelines.  Eligibility for the program is based on household income. Total income for one person is less than $23,107 and for a couple – total income is less than $31,284.  You must show proof of age and residency.

     Consumers will receive a list of eligible farmer’s markets with their vouchers.

     Currently, the Clarion Area Agency on Aging has a limited number of Farmers’ Market Vouchers available.   Vouchers will be distributed to senior citizens of Clarion County who meet the eligibility requirements and have not previously received their vouchers.  Vouchers will be available starting July 23, 2019, every Tuesday from 9 am - 12 pm and Thursday from 1 - 3  pm until September 30th  at the Aging Office located at 16 Venture Lane, Clarion.

     Senior citizens who are unable to pick up their own vouchers must fill out a preprinted proxy form to send with their proxy.  There are no exceptions.   These forms are available at the Area Agency on Aging.  For more information or questions, please contact the Aging Office at 814 226-4640.