Neb. opens farmers' market program for seniors

6/16/2013 6:15 AM
By Associated Press

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Low-income seniors can once again buy fresh food through a farmers' market coupon program.

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture says the annual program has begun for the year. The program offers low-income seniors coupons to purchase fruit, vegetables, herbs and honey from state-certified vendors.

Department Director Greg Ibach (EYE'-bah) says the program helps more than 5,000 seniors each year. Participants can use the coupons at certified farmers' markets, roadside stands and U-pick operations.

Coupons are available at Nebraska senior centers through June. The program is in its 13th year. Officials say the 2013 program has received nearly $220,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Certified vendors can be found at

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