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Senior Farmshare program applications available

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Senior Farmshare program applications available

YARMOUTH — Starting March 4, Maine residents 60 years and Native American residents 55 or older can apply for the Maine Senior Farmshare program to provide up to $50 in free local produce during the summer growing season.
The program is a partnership between the Maine Department of Agriculture and local farmers, and is funded through a permanent grant from the United States Department of Agriculture.
Applicants must live independently with a yearly income of no more than $19,249 or a combined income of not more than $25,900.
Interested residents can contact the Southern Maine Agency on Aging for income eligibility and make arrangements with local farmers to select the produce and delivery schedules.
For more information, contact Rep. Melissa Walsh Innes, D-Yarmouth, at 846-3402 or the Southern Maine Agency on Aging at 800-427-7411.