The El Dorado County Area Agency on Aging has a limited
supply of Senior Farmers’ Market check booklets available for qualified El
Dorado County seniors. Each eligible senior will receive one booklet that
includes five checks redeemable for $4 each to be used at Certified Farmers’
Markets for the purchase of fresh, unprepared, locally grown fruits,
vegetables, cut herbs and raw unprocessed honey.
Distribution of the Farmers’ Market check booklets will
take place as follows:
Farmers’ Market check booklets will be distributed to
seniors who are at least 60 years of age and meet income guidelines (one person
household with annual income less than $21,978 or two person household with
income less than $29,637). Checks are good for all Certified Farmers’ Markets.
Quantities of the booklets are limited and will be
distributed on a first come, first served basis. Seniors may designate an
individual (proxy) to receive their booklet and make purchases at the Farmers’
Market on their behalf. A proxy form must be completed by the eligible senior
in advance so the proxy can pick up the booklet during the booklet distribution.
For more information, or to request a proxy form, please call the El Dorado
County Senior Information & Assistance Program at (530) 621-6251 or (800)
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