December 2, 2022

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Farmers industry vouchers aid local farmers, provide nutritious food stuff | New Albany

NEW ALBANY • Three Rivers Space Agency on Growing old now presents a Senior Farmers Industry Method, which distributes $25 vouchers which can be redeemed for merchandise marketed at the farmer’s marketplaces in 8 counties — together with Union — inside the A few Rivers Preparing and Development District.

The program’s purpose is to assist location farmers and supply seniors healthful foodstuff, application officials mentioned this week.

Senior grownups ages 60 and in excess of are qualified for the vouchers.

Each and every county protected by 3 Rivers will receive 300 vouchers, in accordance to Wade Holland, who is the SHIP Medicare Counselor with the Space Company on Ageing Plan.

“Each receiver will acquire five $5 vouchers, which they can redeem at a farmer’s current market. They have to signal an application indicating they are age 60 and make significantly less than $50,000 for every 12 months,” Holland said. “We want to assist out our area farmers and support more mature older people as very well. We want to make guaranteed they have obtain to nutritious food items these kinds of as fruits, veggies, eggs and honey offered at the markets.”

Holland reported the vouchers will expire on Sept. 25. 

Holland reported Three Rivers will do the job with supervisors in every county to get them the vouchers. These fascinated must speak to their area supervisor for much more information.

The Biscuit and Jam Farmer’s Sector is positioned at Bankhead Road and Principal Avenue in New Albany. The mobile phone amount is 662-534-1916.The Glenfield Sector is positioned on S. Glenfield Road. The cellular phone selection is 662-598-5607.

Counties obtaining the vouchers are Calhoun, Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lafayette, Lee, Monroe, Pontotoc and Union counties.