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Farmers Market giving out vouchers to senior citizens
Donations handled by Main Street Program
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The Platteville Farmer’s Market is participating in the Senior Nutrition Program for the eighth year.

The Farmer’s Market Voucher Program gives the greater Platteville community an opportunity to support a unique program designed for senior community members to purchase fresh produce at the local Farmer’s Market.

This is also the fourth year for the Platteville Farmer’s Market Food Pantry Program.

“Over these years we have asked for the support in the form of monetary donations from many Platteville organizations, businesses, and individuals,” said Farmers Market vendor Gary Olson. “Some of these would include the Driftless Market, Thrift Shop, Optimists, Badger Brothers Coffee Cafe, Jaycees, Heartland Credit Union, Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity at UW–Platteville, Kwik Trip, Eric and Chris Cleveland Insurance Agency, Millennium Theater and Take 2 Restaurant, Dubuque Racing Association, Mound City Bank, Livingston Bank, Clare Bank, and Heiser’s Hardware, to name a few.”

Taco John’s of Platteville will provide an opportunity for area residents to contribute also. Taco John’s will make a donation to the Senior Nutrition/Food Pantry Program for each Santa Fe Burrito or Bowl sold beginning July 9.

Donations are collected and turned in to the Main Street office, which handles all bank accounts, pays bills, and does promotions for the Farmer’s Market. Vouchers are then printed and distributed through the Senior Center and Food Pantry to clients who qualify in the amount of $40 each. These vouchers can be used to purchase produce, baked goods, canned goods, honey, vegetable plants, etc. at the Farmer’s Market.

In the fall, storable food goods such as potatoes, onions, apples, etc. are bought from vendors at the market, stored, and delivered to the Food Pantry.

To support the project, send your donation to the Main Street Program office, 205 S. Fourth St., Platteville, WI 53818.