The purpose of the
Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program is to promote the routine consumption of fruits and vegetables as a part of the daily diet. Checks for seniors are distributed at local senior facilities through the cooperation of the Illinois Department on Aging, Area Agencies on Aging and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago. These checks can be redeemed for fresh fruits and vegetables at local farmers' markets in (36) counties. Nutrition education materials, including recipes, are also distributed. The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program season begins July 10th and ends October 31st.
To see if you live in a participating county browse the
Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program list (coming soon) and/or contact your local
Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for more information.
Check out the Statewide Market Locations and
Roadside Stands. (updated information coming soon)
To submit the completed application, click on the Area Agencies on Aging link above to locate your Regional Area Agency on Aging for details on where to send it.
For additional information,
go to the Illinois Department of Human Services website.