USDA Senior Nutrition program
The USDA is providing funding for Illinois to distribute farmer’s market coupons to area qualifying seniors. The guidelines are: low-income seniors who are at least 60 years old, live in the metro-east in Illinois and make less than $22,311 in a one-person household or less than $30,044 in a two person household. Coupons are available at the all markets listed below except Swansea Market. Coupon books are also at AgeSmart Community Resources, 2365 Country Road, Belleville.
The $25 book of coupons (one booklet per person per year) is accepted at these area farmer’s markets:
▪ Alton Marketplace Association: Corner of Landmarks Drive and Henry Street, Alton — Open 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays.
▪ Carlyle Courthouse Square Farmer’s Market: East side of the courthouse, Carlyle — Open 4-7 p.m. Thursdays.
▪ Nashville Farmer’s Market: 138 NE Court St., Nashville — Open 4:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays and 7 a.m. to noon Thursdays.