Clearfield and Jefferson Counties, PA – As we head into dryer weather for this weekend, it might be the perfect time to check out your local farmers markets.
We have a list of some of the local farmers markets to get your fresh fruits, veggies, baked goods, and crafts this weekend.
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DuBois – The Downtown DuBois Farmers Market will run each Saturday until Oct. 13, including this morning from 8 until 11 a.m. It’s always held in Downtown DuBois at the corner of Brady Street and Long Avenue (Luigi’s parking lot). Fresh locally grown produce, homemade baked goods, local honey, jams and jellies, goat milk fudge, handmade products, soaps, lotions, flowers, and occasional musicians. Thanks to their sponsor, Casteel Chiropractic.
Brockway – The FFA Farmer’s Market in Brockway will be each Friday until Sept. 21, from 9 until 11:30 a.m. at the Brockway High School parking lot. Homegrown fruits and veggies, flowers and herbs, homemade baked goods, pies, breads, and jellies, handmade quilts and more!
Grampian – The Grampian Minted Market is held on Saturdays throughout the summer from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Mint Condition Chiropractic on Main Street in Grampian. Lots of fruits, veggies, crafts, natural products, demonstrations, and more!
Brookville – Farmers markets in Brookville are held on Friday night during the summer, from 6 until 8 p.m. in Brookville’s historic square. Farmers markets happen from June through October. In addition to delicious vegetables, fruits, baked good, crafts, and products, there is also live music most Friday nights.
Also, if you’re 60 or older and on a limited budget, you might qualify for Senior Farmer Market Nutrition Program food vouchers. Stop by your local senior center to see if they have any left. If you’re eligible, you could get four $5 vouchers that can be used for fresh food at farmers markets and other local shops. The vouchers are given out on a first-come first-served basis and will only be given until September, so check at your senior center before you got to the farmers market this weekend.
It’s a program that provides eligible, older citizens of Pennsylvania with vouchers to purchase produce grown in Pennsylvania or produce that was purchased directly from a Pennsylvania farmer.
If you meet the age, income eligibility and residency requirements, you can get four $5 vouchers that can be used at farmers markets and other local shops. You cannot use the vouchers at wholesalers. Many farmer markets and local shops can help you determine where you can use the vouchers and which produce items are eligible.
To be able to get the vouchers from the Clearfield County Centers for Active Living, you must be at least 60 years old and live within Clearfield County. The income limit for this year is $22,459 for a single person and $30,451 for a married couple. Identification showing date of birth and county (or town) residency is required when vouchers are picked up. A social security card is not a valid form of identification for this purpose.
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