The Division of Intergenerational Services serves the needs of families, youth, disabled individuals and senior citizens. Caring professionals are available to provide assessment, guidance, counseling, and information and referral. Individual case management insures a personal connection with our residents to insure that their needs are met.
101 S. Shore Road, Shoreview Building
Northfield
New Jersey
08225
United States
+1-888-426-9243 - In-County +1 (609) 645-5965 - Out-of-County

Department of Human Services

Division of Intergenerational Services

Produce Voucher Program

Farmer's Market ProduceLow income Atlantic County residents, age 60 years and older are encouraged to take advantage of the state's farm market produce voucher program, coordinated through the Atlantic County Division of Intergenerational Services, that provides an opportunity to purchase locally grown produce using $25 worth of free vouchers. The vouchers may be used at participating farm markets from July through October.

Requirements for Farmers’ Market Vouchers

MUST BE:

60 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER

Must show ID with date of birth

MUST HAVE:

MAXIMUM ANNUAL INCOME OF:

SINGLE PERSON:       $1926.00/mo OR $23,107/yr

MARRIED COUPLE:    $2607.00/mo OR $31,284/yr

MUST SHOW:

PROOF OF INCOME:

Social Security Benefit Statement, last year's Income Tax Return, W-2 Form, current valid low-income program verification.  Medicaid card and Bank Statement WILL NOT be accepted.

PROOF OF ID AND ADDRESS:

Driver License, Senior ID card, Utility Bill, Posted Mail

PROOF OF AGE

NO VOUCHERS WILL BE GIVEN WITHOUT PROPER INFORMATION

Farmer's Market Voucher Guidelines

Vouchers must be used only by the person whom they were given. They cannot be transferred to another person.

These checks can be used only at authorized farmers' markets, NOT grocery stores. A list of the markets in Atlantic County is located above. Look for the large yellow "Farmers' Market Nutrition Program" poster to identify farmer.

Vouchers are good for locally grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs. They can not be used for citrus, tropical fruits, or baked/processed goods.

Sign the check on the bottom right-side near the X. Do not sign the voucher until you are ready to purchase your produce.

Vouchers are given in $5.00 increment checks. Seniors do not have to use all checks in one trip, but please redeem all vouchers.

Select at least $5.00 worth of produce, since you will not receive cash change for your purchase. All vouchers must be used between the valid dates.

Lost vouchers will not be replaced. Please keep your vouchers in a safe place until ready to use.

Due to the growing season, weather, availability of produce, and the farm markets hours of operation, it is advisable to use your vouchers by September 30.

For questions or concerns in Atlantic County, please call 1-888-426-9243.

 

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