We recently announced that there were vouchers remaining for area seniors that can be used to purchase fresh produce direct from area farmers. Those vouchers are now fully distributed. there are no more vouchers available in Lyon County for this program.
However, for those seniors who did collect the vouchers this year, please remember that they must be used by October 15, 2012. The vouchers expire after this date.
The vouchers may be used to purchase local, fresh produce at farmers markets, roadside stands, and community supported agriculture (CSA) programs. Emporia Farmers Market vendors who are certified to accept SFMNP checks display a poster at their stall stating “Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Checks Accepted Here.”
The Emporia Farmers Market will be open every Wednesday at 5:00 PM and Saturday at 8:00 AM until the end of October. For more information about scheduled market events, see www.emporiafarmersmarket.org or contact the market manager, Tracy Simmons, at 620-343-6555.