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Farmers' Market Coupons to be Distributed to Eligible Seniors on July 10

Towson, Maryland (June 9, 2014) – Farmers' Market Coupons will be available through the Baltimore County Department of Aging on Thursday, July 10. Income-eligible seniors can pick up one $30 book of farmers' market coupons per household, while supplies last. Limited quantities are available. Coupons can be used to purchase produce at Farmer's Markets in the state.

Distribution Locations

Coupons will be available for distribution at the following locations from 9 a.m.  to 11 a.m.:

Cockeysville Branch, Baltimore County Public Library
9833 Greenside Drive
Cockeysville, Maryland 21030

Hillcrest Elementary School
1500 Frederick Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21228

Loch Raven Meeting Room
1801 Glen Keith Boulevard
Baltimore, Maryland 21234

Middle River Middle School
800 Middle River Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21220

Patapsco High School
8100 Wise Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21222

Pikesville Middle School
7701 Seven Mile Lane
Baltimore, Maryland 21208

The Liberty Center, (Department of Economic and Workforce Development)
3637 Offutt Road
Randallstown, Maryland 21133

Schools and libraries should not be contacted directly as this is a Department of Aging activity and schools and libraries will not have any details.

The Senior Farmer's Market Nutrition Program aims to provide fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables, cut herbs and honey from farmers' markets and roadside stands to low-income seniors. It was established as a federal program in 2000.

Requirements

The following requirements must be met to receive a coupon:

  • 60+ years of age (proof required)
  • Baltimore County resident
  • Income meets Federal Poverty Guidelines as shown below:

July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 Household Size

Household SizeAnnualMonthlyTwice-MonthlyBi-WeeklyWeekly

1

$21,590

$1,800

$900

$831

$416

2

$29,101

$2,426

$1,213

$1,120

$560

3

$36,612

$3,051

$1,526

$1,409

$705

4

$44,123

$3,677

$1,839

$1,698

$849

5

$51,634

$4,303

$2,152

$1,986

$993

6

$59,145

$4,929

$2,465

$2,275

$1,138

7

$66,656

$5,555

$2,778

$2,564

$1,282

8

$74,167

$6,181

$3,091

$2,853

$1,427

Each Additional
Family Member

+ $7,511

+ $626

+ $313

+ $289

+ $145

More Information

For more information, contact Maryland Access Point at 410-887-2594. Please do not call the distribution sites for details.