Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Vouchers are now available in all 55 counties in West Virginia. Vouchers are distributed by the West Virginia Department of Agriculture through the United States Department of Agriculture’s Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. Vouchers can be exchanged for fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey and herbs from participating farmers markets, roadside stands and community supported agriculture programs.
Eligible seniors over the age of 60 can sign up at their local senior centers. Vouchers are distributed to seniors who meet certain requirements.
For Kanawha County, contact the Kanawha Valley Senior Services at 2428 Kanawha Blvd. E., 304-348-0707 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Putnam County, contact the Putnam Aging Program Inc. at 2558 Winfield Road, St. Albans, 304-755-2385, email: email@example.com.
Kanawha County locations accepting vouchers:
n Capitol Market, Smith Street, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday; Noon to 5 p.m., Sunday. Open year-round.
n Gritts Farm Stand, intersection of Richmond Street and MacCorkle Avenue, St. Albans, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Open July to mid-September.
n St. Albans Farmers Market, U.S. 60 Roadside Park, St. Albans, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Open July through October.
n Gateway Christian Education Center, 422 B Street, St. Albans, June 14, July 26.
n The Growing Place, 1221 Quarrier St., June 20, Aug. 8.
n Kid City, 111 Dutch Road, Charleston, June 21, Aug. 1.
n St. Francis of Assisi, 525 Holley St., St. Albans, June 28, Aug. 23.
n Oakhurst First Presbyterian CDC, 508 2nd Ave., South Charleston, June 25, Aug. 30.
n Mount Zion CDC, 1720 5th Avenue, Aug. 2, Sept. 13.
n Kings Way Christian Education Care, 302 21st St., Nitro, Aug. 15, Sept. 20.
Putnam County locations accepting vouchers:
n Payne’s Produce, Winfield Road, ½ mile below the Winfield Bridge, daily, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Open June through October.
n Gritt’s Midway Greenhouse, W.Va. 62 North between Eleanor and Buffalo, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Open March-December.
n Putnam County Farmers Market, Valley Park (in front of big red barn), Hurricane, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday. Open June through September.
n Young’s Farm Produce Market, 17261 Charleston Road, Buffalo, W.Va. 62 beside Buffalo Bridge, 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday. Open June through August.
n Gritt’s Farm, 864 Gritt Road, Buffalo, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday; Noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Open April through October.
n First Baptist Kids Academy, 2635 Main St., Hurricane, Sept. 6.