Cameron Park Life

Farmers Market booklets help seniors eat healthy

By From page B8 | July 01, 2014

The El Dorado County Area Agency on Aging has a limited supply of Senior Farmers Market check booklets available for qualified El Dorado County seniors.

Farmers Market check booklets will be distributed on first come, first served basis to seniors who are at least 60 years of age and meet income guidelines (one person household with annual income less than $21,590 or two person household with income less than $29,101). Each eligible senior will receive one booklet that includes 10 checks redeemable for $2 each to be used at Certified Farmers Markets for the purchase of fresh, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables, cut herbs and raw unprocessed honey.

Distribution of the Farmers’ Market check booklets will take place on the following dates:

July 9 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Cameron Park Farmers Market at Coach Lane and Strolling Hills Road.

July 15 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the South Lake Tahoe Farmers’ Market, American Legion parking area, 2748 South Lake Tahoe Blvd. (Hwy. 50).

July 19 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Ivy House parking area, located at Cedar Ravine and Main Street in Placerville.

Quantities of the booklets are limited. Seniors may designate an individual (proxy) to receive their booklet and make purchases at the Farmers Market on their behalf. A proxy form must be completed by the eligible senior in advance so the proxy can pick up the booklet during the booklet distribution.

For more information, or to request a proxy form, call the El Dorado County Senior Information & Assistance Program at (530) 621-6251 or (800) 510-2020.

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