The West Virginia Department of Agriculture, Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program is to assist senior citizens with the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables grown in West Virginia during the summer months. To qualify, you must be at least 60 years of age and meet the following income guidelines.
Household of 1 income is $21,590 per year, $1,800 per month.
Household of 2 income is $29,101 per year, $2,426 per month.
Those eligible seniors can sign up for the vouchers are their County Senior Centers after July 1. Please contact your local county senior centers for signup dates and locations. Vouchers can be used at participating markets around the state. A listing of those markets will be given out when eligible participants sign up. Only those fruits and vegetables that can be grown in West Virginia are eligible for purchase with the vouchers.
For more information regarding the program, please contact the Marketing & Development Division at 304/558-2210 or Ohio County senior center can be reached at 304-232-6730.