Neb. seniors can get free farmers’ market food

Low-income seniors in Nebraska can stock up on farmers' market food with help from a federal grant. The Nebraska Department of Agriculture says more than $253,000 is available under the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program.

Ag department director Greg Ibach expects more than 5,000 seniors will take advantage of the program. Seniors use coupons to get free fruit, vegetables, herbs and honey from certified vendors.

Coupons are available in June at local senior centers. Low-income seniors interested in more information about the program coupons should call 800-942-7830.

Information on locations of Nebraska's farmers' markets, roadside stands, and U-pick operations, is available by calling 800-422-6692, or visiting www.agr.ne.gov