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Farmers market program is being offered again to seniors

The Senior Farmers’ Market Program of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture will be offered again this year to eligible Carbon County Senior Citizens.

Each person will get vouchers totaling $24 to spend at any farmers market or farm stand that participates in the Pennsylvania Farmers’ Market program.

To be eligible you must be a Carbon County resident age 60 or older by Dec. 31, 2021, and meet the household income guidelines.

Total gross annual income must be at or below $23,828 for one person and $32,227 for a two-person household. A couple is entitled to $24 each.

Unemployment compensation is counted as income, stimulus checks are not counted as income.

All vouchers will be distributed by mail only.

In order to receive vouchers in the mail, you must first mail or email an application to the Carbon County Area Agency on Aging.

Applications can be picked up at various locations throughout the county. Applications will not be mailed to you. You can take more than one if you are picking up for others.

They will be located at the main entrance of buildings from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the following locations:

• Area Agency on Aging, 401 Delaware Ave. Palmerton

• State Rep. Doyle Heffley, Weissport Office, 204 Bridge St.

• Lehighton Rec Center, 243 S. Eighth St.

• Jim Thorpe Market, 1 River St.

• Jim Thorpe/Penn Kidder Senior Center, 993 Route 903, Bear Creek Plaza

• Nesquehoning, Panther Valley Senior Center, 90 E. Catawissa St.

• Lansford Borough Office, 1 W. Ridge St.

• Summit Hill Borough Office, 40 W. Amidon St.

• Weatherly Senior Center, 335 Third St.

• Beaver Meadows Borough Office, 100 E. Broad St.

Applicants can also apply online or download the application on the Carbon County website, carboncounty.com.