Senior Project FRESH
Known as Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH (SPF/MF), the program offers a free coupon booklet to each qualifying participant that can be used to purchase unprocessed Michigan-grown produce at any of the farmers markets or roadside stands in Michigan that display a “Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH” sign. Each coupon booklet contains ten $2.00 coupons. Each booklet is valued at $20.00.
To apply for a coupon booklet, participants must complete an application that includes a short nutrition screening. Applicants qualify based on their age, county residency, and income. To be considered, applicants must be at least 60 years of age or older and be a resident of Otsego County. Income limits are pretty generous. A single person can have an income of up to $23,107 per year and qualify, and couples can have up to $31,284 per year. Those who are unable to shop for themselves may assign a proxy and should complete a proxy form. To apply, please:
Otsego County Commission on Aging
120 Grandview Blvd.
Gaylord, MI 49735
To have an application and Proxy form mailed to you, please contact Wanda Cherwinski at (989) 748-4071.
Upon verification of your qualification for the program, you will receive your coupon booklet through the mail. You will have until October 31, 2020 to use the coupons.
Farmers Markets in Otsego County:
Under the Pavilion at Court (Downtown Gaylord)
(Masks are required to be worn at the market.)
May 23, 2020 – October 31, 2020
8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
July 1, 2020 – October 14, 2020
8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
“Let food be thy medicine
Thy medicine shall be thy food.”