Seniors May Be Eligible for $50 to Spend at Farmers Markets

By The Active Age | June 10, 2024

Low-income Kansas adults 60 and older may be eligible for a program that provides $50 in coupons to  farmers markets.
The coupons can be used to buy fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and honey from authorized farmers at local participating farmers markets through September 15. Coupons are available in $5 increments.
To be eligible for the Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, an applicant must be 60 years old or older, or at least 55 years old and a member of an Indian Tribal Organization, on the day the money is issued. An applicant’s annual gross household income (before taxes are withheld) must be at or below 185% of the federal poverty level. For example, a household of one must have a monthly gross income at or below $2,322.
Applications are available at the Butler County Department on Aging, 2101 Dearborn, Ste 302, Augusta; Central Plains Area Agency on Aging, 271 West 3rd St. North, Wichita; and the Harvey County Department on Aging, Harvey County Courthouse, 800 N Main St, Newton. Funds are limited and coupons will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact your local distribution site:
• Butler County Department on Aging (Butler County) 316-775-0500
• Central Plains Area Agency on Aging (Sedgwick County) 1-855-200-2372
• Harvey County Department on Aging (Harvey County) 316-284-6880
Eligible foods are defined as “fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables, locally produced honey and herbs for human consumption that are produced in Kansas under normal growing conditions.”