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El Dorado County Senior Farmers' Market Check Booklets Available

06/16/2015 04:47PM ● By Style

The El Dorado County Area Agency on Aging has a limited supply of Senior Farmers’ Market check booklets available for qualified El Dorado County Seniors.

Each eligible senior will receive one booklet that includes ten checks redeemable for $2 each to be used at Certified Farmers’ Markets for the purchase of fresh, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables, cut herbs and raw unprocessed honey. 

Distribution of the Farmers’ Market check booklets will take place as follows:

  • July 22, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Cameron Park Farmers’ Market, located at Coach Ln. and Strolling Hills Road in Cameron Park.
  • July 25, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Placerville Farmers’ Market, Ivy House Parking Area, located at Cedar Ravine and Main Street in Placerville.
  • July 28, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 the South Lake Tahoe Farmers’ Market, American Legion Parking Area, located at 2748 South Lake Tahoe Blvd (Hwy. 50) in South Lake Tahoe.
  • August 1, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Garden Valley Farmers’ Market, Garden Valley Park, located at Garden Valley Road and Marshall Road in Garden Valley. 

Farmers’ Market check booklets will be distributed to seniors who are at least 60 years of age and meet income guidelines (one person household with annual income less than $21,775 or two person household with income less than $29,471). Checks are good for all Certified Farmers’ Markets.

Quantities of the booklets are limited and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Seniors may designate an individual (proxy) to receive their booklet and make purchases at the Farmers’ Market on their behalf. A proxy form must be completed by the eligible senior in advance so the proxy can pick up the booklet during the booklet distribution.

For more information, or to request a proxy form, please call the El Dorado County Senior Information & Assistance Program at (530) 621-6251 or (800) 510-2020.

Post information courtesy of El Dorado County Health & Human Services.



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