Farmers market coupons available for eligible Vermont shoppers

Published: 07-05-2023 4:51 PM

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A Vermont voucher program is making it easier for low-income residents to access local foods.

Through the Farm to Family Coupon program, approximately $164,000 in coupons are now available to Vermont households with incomes at or below 185% of the federal poverty level and households participating in the Vermont Department of Health’s WIC Program (Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children).

“Farm to Family supports Vermonters eating more fruits and vegetables and local farming at the same time,” said Chris Winters, Commissioner of the Department for Children and Families in a news release. “Every coupon spent puts money directly into the pocket of a Vermont farmer while helping Vermonters in need and putting great local foods on kitchen tables across Vermont.”

People can apply through their local WIC office or local community action agency. Dial 2-1-1 for local agency contact information.

Current income limits are $2,248 a month for a single person, $3,041 for a couple, $3,833 for a family of three, $4,625 for a family of four and $5,418 for a family of five.

Coupons are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and in the Upper Valley are available for use at the Chelsea Farmers Market, Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center in Thetford, Hartland Farmers Market, Norwich Farmers Market, Randolph Farmers Market, Market on the Village Green in Woodstock, Crossroad Farm in Fairlee and Crossroad’s farm stand in Norwich.

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