Senior Farmer's Market Program
Toll Free: 866-537-4261
The Senior Farmer's Market Program offers you an opportunity to purchase fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs from certified farmers.
To be eligible to receive Senior Farmer's Market Program vouchers, there must be at least one individual in the household who is age 60 or older and meets income eligibility requirements. Native Americans may participate at age 55 or older.
To be eligible for the vouchers in Ozaukee County, you must be an Ozaukee County resident.
Senior Farmer's Market Vouchers are to be used June 1 - October 31
You can take your vouchers to any participating farmer's market or roadside stand. Nearly every county in the state has at least one participating market. You can even take them with you when you are traveling throughout the state!
Go to an authorized market (we will provide the most recent list when you pick up your vouchers) and look for a blue or yellow sign stating the vendor can accept vouchers.
Voucher are distributed one day, usually in early June, at sites across the county. They are distributed on a first come, first served basis and each household is allowed one set of vouchers. For specific information on this year's distribution date and time, please contact the Aging and Disability Resource Center at 262-284-8120 or 262-238-8120 (metro) after May 18.
How Vouchers Work
- Change will not be given if you buy less than the amount of the voucher(s).
- If the price of what you buy is higher than the amount of the voucher(s), you can make up the difference with cash or another voucher.
- You cannot give your vouchers to someone else.
Why can I buy only locally grown produce with my Senior Farmer's Market vouchers?
One goal of the Farmer's Market Program is to increase the use of Farmer's Markets in order to support the local economy.
Eating locally grown produce from Farmer's markets:
- Allows for crops to be harvested at the best time for freshness, which improves the nutritional quality and flavor of produce
- Gives you the opportunity to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs
- Invests directly in your community
- Provides you with produce that was grown with fewer pesticides
- Supports small family farms in Wisconsin and neighboring communities
Questions or Problems
If you have any questions about the program, contact the Aging and Disability Resource Center at 262-284-8120 or 262-238-8120 (metro). Report complaints you may have about the program or individual vendors to the Aging and Disability Resource Center at 262-284-8120 or 262-238-8120 (metro).
The Senior Farmer's Market Program is a national program of the United States Department of Agriculture. Brought to you by:
WI Dept. of Health Services
Division of Public Health
P.O. Box 2659
Madison, WI 53701-2659
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