Fresh fruits and vegetables are an important part of federal dietary guidelines. They are also good sources of fiber; low in sugar, fat and sodium; and nutrient-rich, yet low in calories. In addition, fresh fruits and vegetables add flavor and variety to meals. The Department of Aging partners with area agencies on aging to offer the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program in 45 counties. The program operates each year.
To enroll, contact your area agency on aging (see the list below for those closest to Jennings). Staff there will tell you how to access coupons. Participants receive ten $5 coupons. You can use your coupons at participating farmers’ markets and roadside stands. If you are homebound, you may select someone trustworthy to pick up and redeem coupons for you.
- Region 10a: Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain and Medina Counties
Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging
Contact: Janice Davis, (216) 621-8010
- Region 10b: Portage, Stark, Summit and Wayne Counties
Area Agency on Aging, 10B, Inc.
Contact: Jill Riffle, (330) 899-5229