Here at Moveable Feast, we love sustainable, local agriculture. Support local farming efforts through farmer's markets! Here we share a great bit of news for Baltimore County senior citizens.
This summer, Baltimore County senior citizens (residents above 60 years of age) can get vouchers for county farmer's markets.
"A booklet of six $5 checks is available to any county resident more than 60 years old whose income meets standards based on the federal poverty guidelines," according to the Baltimore County Department of Aging.
Additionally, beginning on Monday, July 18th, each of the county's 20 senior centers will distribute vouchers from 9:30AM to 3:00PM. If you qualify, stop by and pick yours up. There are only 908 vouchers for the entire county, so be sure to come by early.
Baltimore County health officials hope that this will both encourage healthy eating among older folks, as well as support local food producers.
P.S. Did you know that Moveable Feast has a garden program? All the fruits and vegetables harvested are used directly to feed our clients in our nutritious meals and groceries. The staff make trips to the garden weekly - contact us if you're interested in joining!