(Placerville, CA) - The El Dorado County Area Agency on Aging has a limited supply of Senior Farmers' Market check booklets for El Dorado County older adults who meet age and income guidelines. Each eligible senior may receive one booklet. Each booklet has five checks redeemable for $10 each to be used at Certified Farmers' Markets to buy fresh fruits, vegetables, cut herbs and raw unprocessed honey. Checks are good at Certified Farmers' Markets in California.
To be eligible, older adults must be residents of El Dorado County, at least 60 years of age and meet the following income guidelines: one-person household with annual income less than $26,976 or $2,248 monthly; or two-person household with no more than $36,482 or $3,041 per month.
The limited supply of check booklets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, on the dates and at the locations as follows:
Seniors may designate an individual (Proxy) to receive their check booklet and make purchases at the Farmers' Market on their behalf. A Proxy form must be completed by the eligible senior in advance, so that the designated Proxy can pick up the booklet during the distribution event on behalf of the qualified senior. Proxy forms can be picked up at the Placerville Senior Center, 937 Spring Street, in Placerville, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more details, please call El Dorado County Senior Information & Assistance at (530) 621-6369.
For a list of certified Farmers' Markets in El Dorado County, please visit - https://eldoradofarmersmarket.com/markets. For more information about older adult services in El Dorado County, please visit: https://www.edcgov.us/SeniorService.aspx.
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