Assistance Programs For Families & Individuals
Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program
How to apply
You must fill out the 2015 application, which is available for download to the right. Applications will be received by mail only. The Area Agency on Aging 8 will process applications on a first-come first-serve basis.
Athens County residents must be postmarked on or after Tuesday, March 24. Any applications postmarked before March 24, 2015 will be put on a waiting list.
This process has been put into place to make the application distribution/receipt process as fair and equitable as possible to seniors living across the counties and in out-lying areas.
You are eligible for the Ohio Senior Farmers’ Market program if you are age 60 or older, reside in a service area that participates in the program (Athens does) and have a household income that falls within one of these guidelines:
- $20,147 or less – household of 1 person
- $27,214 or less – household of 2 people
- $34,281 or less – household of 3 people
- $41,348 or less – household of 4 people
For more information, visit the Ohio Department of Aging or the Area Agency on Aging 8, which serves Athens County.
About the program
Participants receive ten $5 coupons. If you are homebound, you may select someone trustworthy to pick up and redeem coupons for you. Coupons can be redeemed for fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs and honey. You can use your coupons at participating farmers’ markets and roadside stands. Look for the senior farmers’ market poster when shopping.
Ohio's 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.