Farmer’s Market planning ongoing

first_imgLatest Stories Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Farmer’s Market planning ongoing You Might Like Officials: No charges to be filed in bus wreck No charges will be filed in the Friday morning bus crash that sent 41 children and a bus driver to… read more Published 11:00 pm Thursday, January 26, 2012 Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “The Farmers Market is the place to go for high quality, farm-fresh produce at very affordable prices. With the high cost of fresh vegetables and fruits in the supermarkets, shoppers are finding that farmers’ markets are the best places to buy produce.”Most of the produce at the Pike County Farmers Market is grown in Pike and nearby counties.“That means that what you buy at the local farmers market was harvested earlier in the day and often just hours before,” Sanders said. “It’s truly fresh from the farm.” Sponsored Content Print Article Vouchers in the amount of $30 are issued via mail to those who qualify. The vouchers may be redeemed at farmers markets across the state.“Application for the Alabama Farmers Market Authority vouchers must be made online at the authority’s website at fma.alabama.gov/seniornutrition/.Hassie Green, director of the Lillian D. Green Nutrition Center in Troy said some seniors don’t have access to the Internet and, therefore, aren’t able to make application online.“Last year, many of our seniors didn’t realize they had to make application online because that was something new,” Green said.“So, they didn’t get to take advantage of the Alabama Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. We didn’t want that to happen again so we have asked for and received permission to print out copies of the application form. Seniors may come by the Colley Senior Complex, fill out the application and we’ll put it into the computer for them. This is service that we want to provide for our senior adults.”For more information regarding making application for the Alabama Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, call Green at 334-566-0201. Sanders said there are some products, such as peaches, that are not grown locally and are trucked to the Pike County Farmers Market from groves outside the area.“Peaches from Chilton County are always popular,” Sanders said. “Peaches are not grown commercially in our area so local producers bring them to us and there are advantages in that because the market offers fresh produce from outlying areas that is not readily available here.The Pike County Farmers Market producers accept vouchers from the Alabama Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program.“The vouchers are issued to qualified senior adults and the vouchers help the seniors who often have difficulty living on a fixed income,” Sanders said. “They also help area produce farmers by giving them a ready, local market to sell their produce.” By The Penny Hoarder Skip By Jaine Treadwell The Pike County Farmers Market organizational meeting will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1 at the Pike County Extension Office.All producers who plan to participate in the market and those who would like more information are encouraged to attend.“This initial meeting is very important because it’s an opportunity for the producers who participated last year to offer their suggestion as to how we could make the market better,” said Pam Sanders, market manager. “Even with the drought conditions the last growing season, we had good participation from our producers and good support from the community. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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