Blog Post information courtesy of El Dorado County Health and Human Services.
The El Dorado County Area Agency on Aging now has a limited supply of Senior Farmers’ Market Check booklets available for El Dorado County Seniors.
Farmers’ Market Check booklets will be distributed to qualified seniors on a first come, first served basis.
Distribution will take place this Friday, August 23, at the Government Center Farmers’ Market in the Placerville Library parking lot located at 345 Fair Lane in Placerville. Check booklets will be distributed from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., or while supplies last.
Farmers’ Market Checks are available for those at least 60 years of age and meeting income guidelines (one person household with annual income less than $21,257 or a two person household less than $28,694).
Each eligible senior will receive checks redeemable for the purchase of fresh, locally grown, nutritious fruits, vegetables, cut herbs and raw unprocessed honey.
Quantities are limited and checks are distributed on a first come, first served basis so please be prepared to wait in line. Checks are good at all authorized Farmers’ Markets.
Seniors may designate an individual (proxy) to receive their checks and make purchases at the Farmers’ Market on their behalf. A proxy form needs to be completed by the eligible senior, in advance, so that the Proxy can pick up the checks during the distribution. For more information or to request a Proxy Form, call Senior Information & Assistance at (530) 621-6369 OR (800) 510-2020.