Farm Market Fresh for Seniors is a program made available by Lake Country Area Agency on Aging, Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in which eligible seniors may apply to receive $45 worth of checks that can be used to purchase locally-grown fresh fruits, vegetables and cut herbs.

Halifax County has been invited to participate in this program, which helps Virginia fruit and vegetable growers and at the same time provides senior citizens with fresh local fruits and vegetables.

Eligible residents may redeem their checks at several approved farmer’s markets in Halifax County and in Danville.

Individuals may qualify to participate if:

• You are 60 years of age or older on or before June 1;

• You are a Halifax County resident;

• You do not live with and are not an immediate family member of the farmer who grows the produce; and

• You must meet income guidelines, which are set at or below 150% of the federal poverty level.

Applications only will be distributed on Tuesday, May 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Halifax County Middle School at 1011 Middle School Circle in South Boston.

This will be a drive thru distribution and applications will have to be mailed back to the address provided on the application.

After that date, individuals should contact Lake Country Area Agency on Aging’s satellite office located at 5037 Halifax Road, Halifax or call 434-575-1500 for more information.

Applicants must self declare household income when applying.