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Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program is a statewide initiative led by the NC Division of Aging, which came to Mecklenburg County in 2023 through a partnership between DSS Adult Services and CMFPC. The program aims to enhance the nutrition of older adults and support local farmers. Eligible seniors receive $50 in vouchers to buy fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, and honey at participating markets. This initiative helps seniors access healthy food while boosting sales for local farmers.

Who is eligible? 

  • Seniors aged 60 and over.

  • For a one-person household, the income must be at or below $2,322 per month.

  • For a two-person household, the income must be at or below $3,152 per month.

  • Eligible seniors can receive $50 in vouchers to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, raw honey, and herbs only.

  • These vouchers can be used at participating markets, including:

    • North Meck Community Farmer’s Market

    • Uptown Farmers Market

  • Seniors can sign up at one of the participating markets

  • All vouchers expire September 30

How does it work?

Ineligible Products

  • ​nuts

  • seeds

  • maple syrup

  • cider

  • jelly/jam

  • eggs

  • meat

  • cheese

  • seafood

  • baked goods

  • plants/flowers

  • other non-food items, or items not grown by local farmers.

Sign up is available at

North Meck Community Farmers Market
18121 Old Statesville Rd
Cornelius, NC 28031
Wednesdays 8am-12pm

Uptown Farmers Market
300 S Davidson St

Charlotte, NC 28202

Saturdays 9am-1pm

Questions?

Contact

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Food Policy Council

info@charlottefoodpolicy.com

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