Fresh vegetables. A program that provides income-eligible Maine seniors with free produce is accepting signups.

Program provides produce to seniors



ELLSWORTH — The Maine Senior Farm Share 2017 program, which provides income-eligible Maine seniors 60 years of age or older $50 worth of fresh, locally grown produce weekly over an eight-week period during the harvest season, is accepting signups.

Some farmers deliver produce directly to seniors’ homes, whereas others let participants select the produce they want right at the farm stand.

To enroll in Senior Farm Share, seniors must contact a participating farmer directly in early spring. Shares are limited, and interested seniors are encouraged to sign up early. Contact information for participating farmers, income eligibility guidelines and additional information about the Senior Farm Share program can be found at the Maine Department of Agriculture’s website www.getrealmaine.com or by contacting the Area Agency on Aging at 1-877-353-3771.

For more information, contact Emily Herwerden at 667-7171 or at [email protected] in Hancock County. In Washington County, email Regina Grabrovac at [email protected].

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