Health and Human Services Agency



The El Dorado County Area Agency on Aging has a limited supply of Senior Farmers’ Market check booklets available for qualified El Dorado County seniors. Each eligible senior will receive one booklet that includes five checks redeemable for $4 each to be used at Certified Farmers’ Markets for the purchase of fresh, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables, cut herbs and raw unprocessed honey.

Distribution of the Farmers’ Market check booklets will take place as follows:

  • July 6, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Burke’s Junction Farmers’ Market, Coach Lane at Strolling Hills Road, located in Cameron Park.
  • July 16, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the People’s Mountain Market, Garden Valley Park, located at Garden Valley Road and Marshall Road in Garden Valley.
  • July 19, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the South Lake Tahoe Farmers’ Market, American Legion Parking Area, located at 2748 South Lake Tahoe Boulevard (Hwy. 50) in South Lake Tahoe.
  • July 20, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. to dusk at the Main Street Farmers’ Market, near the Bell Tower, located at 385 Main Street in Placerville.

Farmers’ Market check booklets will be distributed to seniors who are at least 60 years of age and meet income guidelines (one person household with annual income less than $21,978 or two person household with income less than $29,637). Checks are good for all Certified Farmers’ Markets.

Quantities of the booklets are limited and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Seniors may designate an individual (proxy) to receive their booklet and make purchases at the Farmers’ Market on their behalf. A proxy form must be completed by the eligible senior in advance so the proxy can pick up the booklet during the booklet distribution. For more information, or to request a proxy form, please call the El Dorado County Senior Information & Assistance Program at (530) 621-6251 or (800) 510-2020.

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