Two new Farmers Market nutrition programs have launched. The programs are aimed at low-income seniors, and WIC participants, and the programs help them receive benefits at a farmers market with an authorized farmer. The two programs are the Missouri Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program and the WIC Farmers Nutrition Program. Communications Director for the Missouri Department of Agriculture Cristi Miller says the participants receive benefits in the form of a card.
Miller says the programs are funded through the United States Department of Agriculture
Miller says participants should consider using a proxy when applying for the programs.
The funds are available through the end of September, and the recipients must use the benefits by the end of October.
Seniors can apply for the benefit programs by calling (417) 862-0762, and for more information, they can go to Agriculture.Mo.Gov.