WATERBURY, Vt. — Starting on July 1, 2019, about $151,860 in coupons will be available to help eligible Vermonters buy locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farmers markets and farm stands. Coupons are issued on a first come, first served basis and may be used at any of the markets and farm stands enrolled in the program this summer.
Who is Eligible & How to Apply
1. Families enrolled in the Vermont Department of Health’s WIC Program.
Apply at special Farm to Family sessions held in your district. Get the schedule in the June WIC newsletter or by calling your local health office. If you need the phone number of your local office, call 1-800-649-4357.
2. Vermont households with incomes at or below 185% of the federal poverty limit.
Apply at your local community action agency. Dial 2-1-1 if you need the phone number of your local agency. Current income limits are $1,926 a month for a single person, $2,607 for a couple, $3,289 for a family of three, $3,970 for a family of four and $4,652 for a family of five.
“Farm to Family is a great way to encourage Vermonters to eat more fruits and vegetables and support local agriculture at the same time,” said Sean Brown, Deputy Commissioner of the Economic Services Division in the Department for Children and Families. “We expect over 240 produce growers to participate in the program this season. Every coupon spent puts $6 directly into the pocket of a Vermont farmer. This supports Vermont’s farm economy while putting great local foods on family dinner tables.”
To learn more, go to http://dcf.vermont.gov/benefits/f2f.
–Vermont Economic Services Division
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