Farmers' Market Coupons

Farmers’ market coupons are available for low income elders age 60 or older who have an annual household income of $22,459 (single) or $30,451 (married).  Disabled individuals under the age of 60 who live in elderly housing and receive Nutrition Program benefits are also eligible.  Participants must reside in the greater Fall River, Attleboro, or Taunton areas.

The coupons have a total value of $25 and may be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at any local farmers’ market.  A limited number of coupons are available and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

Participants must obtain coupons in person at a distribution site.  If you are unable to pick up the coupons in person, the individual who picks them up for you must sign a Proxy Form.

For a list of distribution sites, click here.  To learn more about this program, contact a distribution site or call Bristol’s Nutrition Department at (508) 324-4619.

This program is coordinated through the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources in cooperation with the Executive Office of Elder Affairs.  Funding for the program is provided by the US Department of Agriculture. 

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.  Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the (Council on Aging) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.  To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.