News from the Somerset County Board of County Commissioners
Shanel Y. Robinson, Commissioner Director | Sara Sooy, Commissioner Deputy Director
Melonie Marano, Commissioner | Paul Drake, Commissioner | Doug Singleterry, Commissioner
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 1, 2021
Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services Offers Farmers’ Market Vouchers for Eligible Residents
Deadline to Apply is Sept. 30
SOMERVILLE, NJ – There is still time to apply for $30 worth of farmers’ market vouchers at the Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services. Eligible residents can use the vouchers to purchase locally-grown fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs at participating Somerset County farmers’ markets until Nov. 30, 2021. Vouchers are distributed to recipients on a first-come, first-serve basis until Sept. 30, 2021, if vouchers are still available.
Applicants must be 60-years of age and above, reside in Somerset County and:
- Show proof of age and residency with a valid driver’s license or other documentation
- Fill out a registration form to receive the vouchers
- If single, applicants cannot have an income that exceeds $23,828
- If married, cannot have a joint income that exceeds $32,227
- Will be required to sign and date a Self-Declaration of Income form stating that they meet the required income guidelines. Proof of income will not be required this year
How to Apply
Walk-ins are not allowed without an appointment. Residents interested in applying must make an appointment by calling the Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services at 908-704-6346 or toll-free 1-888-747-1122, between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
After making an appointment, applicants should apply in person to receive their vouchers by visiting the Office on Aging & Disability Services located at 27 Warren Street, Somerville, NJ 08876. Parking is available in the Visitor Lot located to the right of the Somerset County Human Services Building.
Masks are required for those not fully vaccinated and when social distancing cannot be maintained.
Applicants who are unable to visit the Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services and/or cannot shop at the farmers’ markets should complete a proxy form so a representative can pick up their vouchers or go to participating farmers’ market to purchase items. A proxy must be at least 16-years of age or older and can represent more than one resident.
Participating Farm Stands
Farmers’ market vouchers will be accepted until Nov. 30, 2021, at Ripple Hill Farms, Basking Ridge; Bernardsville Farmers Market, Bernardsville; Hillsborough Farm County Market, Hillsborough; Axcel Farm, Hillsborough; Duke Farm to Table Market, Hillsborough; Norz-Hill Farm & Market, Hillsborough; Manville Farmers Market, Manville; Montgomery Farmers Market, Montgomery; North Plainfield Farmers Market, North Plainfield; John H. Drake Farm, Skillman.
For more information about the Farmers’ Market Program, contact the Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services at 908-704-6346 or toll-free at 1-888-747-1122.