The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Provides an opportunity for low-income seniors to improve their nutrition by increasing their consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables. This program also benefits local farmers because it brings additional customers to their markets.
By using CSBG dollars to implement the administration of the program we were successfully able to provide nutritional information as well as fresh produce to the seniors in both counties, and an economic advantage to our local farmers.
The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program is a win-win program for our communities in Beaufort and Jasper Counties. The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program is improving the nutrition of participating low-income seniors who may be nutritionally at risk by helping them purchase fruits and vegetables at farmers’ markets.