Newspaper coupons aren’t the only way to save on groceries. Low-income Baltimore County seniors can take advantage of a nutrition program to help them purchase fresh produce. The county’s Department of Aging will make $30 books of farmers’ market coupons available on Thursday, July 10, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at various locations. Eligible seniors can pick up one book per household, while supplies last and use them to purchase produce at farmers’ markets around the state.
Locations include: Hillcrest Elementary School, 1500 Frederick Rd., Catonsville; Pikesville Middle School,7701 Seven Mile Lane, Pikesville; and The Liberty Center (Department of Economic and Workforce Development), 3637 Offutt Rd., Randallstown.
To qualify for the coupons, seniors must be a Baltimore County resident, be at least 60 years old and meet federal poverty guidelines, which range from a monthly income of $21,590 for a household of one person to a $6,181 monthly income for eight people and $626 for each additional family member.
The coupons are part of the federal Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program, which aims to provide fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables, cut herbs and honey from farmers’ markets and roadside stands to low-income seniors.
For more information, contact Maryland Access Point at 410-887-2594.