Senior Farmers Market Program - 2021

Human Services offices are closed until further notice. Due to public health concerns regarding COVID-19, vouchers will be mailed this year rather than distributed in person. Follow these recommended steps from the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department to stay safe at local farmers’ markets. Help for people impacted by COVID-19.

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The Senior Farmers Market Program will begin May 3, 2021.

The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program provides low-income seniors with vouchers to purchase produce from participating farmers markets and roadside stands. It is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the State of Washington, but the program is coordinated locally by Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources, the local Area Agency on Aging for Pierce County. Participants can expect to apply beginning May 3, 2021.

To be eligible to receive a voucher, you must meet all of the following: 

  • You must be 60 years old or older (or 55+ if you are Native American /Alaska Native
  • Must have valid government issued identification
  • Your income must be below 185% of Federal Poverty Level.  That means:
    • $23,828 Annual or $1,986 Monthly Income for 1 person
    • $32,227 Annual or $2,686 Monthly Income for 2 people
    • $40,626 Annual or $3,386 Monthly Income for 3 people
    • $49,025 Annual or $4,085 Monthly Income for 4 people
    • For larger households, add $700/month for each additional person
  • You must be a resident of Pierce County

Call the Aging & Disability Resource Center

Call (253) 798-4600 during the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday to learn more.