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Coupons for Fresh Produce Now Available for Low-Income Seniors

February 26, 2021, 2:08 PM HST
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Coupons for fresh produce now available for low-income seniors.

Applications now are being accepted for the 2021 Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program, which provides low-income seniors with fresh produce from Maui farmers’ markets.

Each participant will receive 10 coupons worth $5 each (for a total of $50) to exchange for unprocessed locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs and honey from an authorized farmer or farmers’ market.

The buying period runs from April 1 to Oct. 31, 2021. The program is administered on Maui by Maui Economic Opportunity.

To qualify, an applicant must be at least 60 years old, a resident of Maui and have a maximum household income of $27,417 for a single person, $37,074 for two people and $9,657 for each additional household member including children.

Seniors may use their coupons at authorized outlets, which will have a sign indicating they accept SFMNP coupons. There will be no cash change, and seniors are urged to spend as much of each $5 coupon as possible. Proxies may be designated for purchases by filling out a form.


Schedules and locations of farmers’ markets and outlets will be included with the coupon booklet.


Applications can be downloaded from the MEO website at or may be obtained by calling (808) 243-4313 or by emailing [email protected].

Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. The goal of the program is to help low-income seniors improve their health and nutrition with fresh food while also aiding local farmers.

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