The Farmers Market Program for seniors is now up and running until September 30th throughout Bucks County. This annual market is held at different locations through the week and provides nutritional foods for those in need.
Program Vouchers are available for those that qualify based on income levels. Eligible individuals can receive $20 and couples can receive $40.
Snipes Farm grew the organic produce for Middletown’s table. The locally grown produce will change throughout the summer as different vegetables come up on the farm.
Sebastian Roka is an employee Snipes Farm who helped manage the food stand. He explained people do not need a voucher to buy the various fruits and vegetables.
“Anybody in the area can come to any of the senior centers, they may not have a voucher, but they’ll get a reduced rate on local vegetables,” Roka said. “Some days are busier than others, but I’ve definitely seen an attraction toward organic local food. People are starting to appreciate and value things grown locally.”
Tom Crossley, from Snowball Gate, was among the many people in attendance at the Middletown Senior Center picking up produce. He was driving by and saw the sign posted out front boasting local produce.
“I mean it looks pretty good. It looks just as good as you get in the supermarket,” Crossley remarked.
The table at Middletown Senior Center will be up every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and there are many other locations. Friday is the busiest day with tables set up at seven different senior centers.
The following municipalities in lower Bucks will also have senior centers:
- Bensalem Senior Center
- Bristol Senior Center
- Bristol Borough Area Active Adult Center
- Falls Twp. Senior Center
- Morrisville Senior ServiCenter
- Neshaminy Activity Center
More information on locations and eligibility is available here.
WBCB’s Kyle Fanelli and Dan Wilson contributed to this post.