RICHMOND – Seniors 60 and older can apply for Missouri Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program vouchers to use at farmer’s markets in five counties.

Kathleen Foster from Cultivate KC will be at the Ray County Senior Center from 9 to 11 a.m., Tuesday May 7 and May 14, to accept applications and distribute vouchers, Ray County Senior Center Director Pat Mills said.

Residents in Platte, Ray, Clay, Jackson and Cass counties are eligible for the pilot program, Foster said.

“This is the first year for the state of Missouri and Cultivate KC is the local agency for the program,” she said.

The Richmond Farmer’s Market opens at 8 a.m., Saturday, May 11, and the state has already contacted vendors, Mills said.

“Eligible vendors will have a sign at their booth,” she said.

Vouchers will be issued from now until Aug. 31 and can be used until Sept. 30, program information states. Vouchers can be used to purchase fresh and unprocessed fruits and vegetables, cooking herbs and honey at farmers markets.

Vouchers cannot be used to purchase dried fruits or vegetables, meat or eggs, nuts, wild rice or products grown outside of Missouri.

Applicants must meet age and income guidelines. Documentation includes proof of residence, income and age.

For information, call Foster at 913-401-6796.

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