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Supporting Alaska Seniors with Farmer's Market Coupons

As we embrace the summer months in Alaska, there's great news for seniors looking to add fresh, nutritious foods to their diets—senior farmer's market coupons are back! Running from July 1 through October 31, this program is designed to support older adults in accessing locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, and honey sourced from Alaska.






Who Qualifies?

To qualify for these farmer's market coupons:

  • You must be at least 60 years old as of September 30, 2024.

  • You must currently reside in Alaska.

  • Your income must be below 80% of the poverty level.


How To Apply

Applying for the senior farmer's market coupons is straightforward:

  • Contact the Sunshine Clinic either by phone or visit in person.

  • In Willow, contact Lori at 495-4100 x4834; in Talkeetna, contact Jasmine at 733-2273 x2834.

  • Complete a simple application at the clinic, and upon approval, you will receive vouchers totaling $40.00.


Where to Use the Coupons

These vouchers can be redeemed at participating farmers markets across the state of Alaska that are part of the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. It's important to note that they cannot be used at grocery stores.

For a detailed list of eligible foods that can be purchased with these coupons, refer to page 6 of the attached training packet.


Get Started!

Ready to enjoy the benefits of fresh, locally grown produce? Don't miss out on this opportunity to enhance your nutrition and support local farmers. Download the application and income guidelines here, and start planning your trip to the nearest farmers market!

For more information and to stay updated on resources like these, visit www.nvhealthco.org or contact your local Sunshine Community Health Center today.



This program not only supports healthier eating habits but also contributes to the vibrant local economy by encouraging seniors to shop at farmers markets. Take advantage of this opportunity to enjoy fresh Alaska-grown foods while supporting our community's farmers.


Sunshine Community Health Center

1-907-376-2273 (CARE)

*This article was written with the support of AI*

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