Darien seniors can be eligible for discounts on locally grown fruits, vegetables

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Susan Shultz

DARIEN — Local seniors may now be eligible to receive discount vouchers for locally grown fruits and vegetables through the Connecticut Department of Agriculture.

Darien Human Services is designated as a Local Coordinating Agency for the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program. SFMNP provides vouchers for locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs and honey to eligible low income seniors.

Vouchers can be redeemed at any local farmers market. The Darien Farmers Market is held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Wednesday at the Goodwives Shopping Center parking lot, 25 Old King’s Highway North. Vouchers are limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Vouchers are valid through Oct. 30.

Interested seniors — 60 years of age or older — must be Darien residents and have a maximum household income of no more than 185 percent of the federal poverty level: $1,986 per month for a single person and $2,686 per month for a couple. Proof of income is required.

Contact Human Services at 203-656-7328 from 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday for more information or to schedule an appointment.